Uma Ferramenta para a Definição de Consultas baseada em Entidades e Papéis (A Tool for Query Formulation based on Entities and Roles)

Solange Nice Alves de Souza (, Edit Grassiani Lino de Campos (, André Roberto Doreto dos Santos (

Departamento de Engenharia de Computação e Sistemas Digitais ‑ Escola Politécnica - Universidade de São Paulo (USP-SP), Brasil
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: June 2006
Volume: 4,   Issue: 4 
ISSN: 1548-0992

In order to formulate valid queries on a relational database, one must be fluent in SQL (Structured Query Language), the concepts that it involves (entities, relationships, attributes) and the data schema describing the elements of the domain. However, casual users are not familiar with query languages and database structures, but would like to access data in a more user friendly way. The goal of this paper is to present a query formulation tool that allows casual users to easily build a query using an almost natural language, on a step by step basis, guided by the tool.

Index Terms:
database, query languages, user friendly interface, query formulation   

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