Version management for scientific databases

I. Min A. Chen, Victor M. Markowitz, Stanley Letovsky, Peter Li, Kenneth H. Fasman

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4 Scopus citations


Scientific databases are used to accession objects representing the results of scientific inquiry, such as genes and DNA sequences. These objects must have stable identifiers that can be used as references in scientific papers and other databases. The requirement for stable object identifiers, however, conflicts with the tendency of scientific data to evolve over time. We present in this paper version management faculties that allow scientific databases to achieve a balance between stable object identifiers and evolving data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Database Technology, EDBT 1996 - 5th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, Proceedings
EditorsPeter Apers, Mokrane Bouzeghoub, Georges Gardarin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)354061057X, 9783540610571
StatePublished - 1996
Event5th international conference on Extending Data Base Technology, EDBT 1996 - Avignon, France
Duration: Mar 25 1996Mar 29 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1057 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other5th international conference on Extending Data Base Technology, EDBT 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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