TOOBIS: Application of the Management of Temporal Data in Clinical Research
INFORSID '98 Actes des Conferences, pp. 145-168 (in French).
Temporal data, i.e. data varying over time dimension whose history of evolutions is maintained, are not used in the industrial world. But, far from managing only non-temporal data, numerous and various applications and industrial sectors such as banking, insurance, disease management in medicine, booking and so on, face the management of temporal data. These applications often use results of own developments, simulating temporal data in a more or less effective ways. This paper presents the results of the European project TOOBIS - Temporal Object Oriented dataBase within Information System - underlying an application using and managing temporal data, in the domain of Clinical Research. TOOBIS offers an extension of the object-oriented database standard in order to provide a full temporal object-oriented database management system, as well as a temporal methodology of analysis and design.
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