The Use of Object-Oriented Databases in PLINTH

Andrew Casson
Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
University of Edinburgh

March 1994


This paper addresses the data storage and access problems in the current implementation of the expertext shell PLINTH. The nature of these problems and of the data that PLINTH manipulates suggest object oriented database (OODB) technology as a possible solution. OODB features are described and their appropriateness for use in PLINTH examined. Finally, we discuss the changes that need to be made to the existing system in order to accommodate an OODB storage medium.


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