A graph-oriented object database model (GOOD) is introduced as a theoretical basis for database systems in which manipulation as well as conceptual representation of data is transparently graph-based. In the GOOD model, the scheme as well as the instance of an object database is represented by a graph, and the data manipulation is expressed by graph transformations. These graph transformations are described using five basic operations and a method construct, all with a natural semantics. The basic operations add and delete objects and edges as a function of the matchings of a pattern. The expressiveness of the model in terms of object-oriented modeling and data manipulation power is investigated .
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|