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Managing Time in Relational Databases by Randall Weis, Tom Johnston

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12. Deferred Assertions and Other Pipeline Datasets
Contents
The Semantics of Deferred Assertion Time262
Assertions, Statements and Time264
The Internalization of Pipeline Datasets267
Deferred Assertions269
A Deferred Update to a Current Episode269
A Deferred Update to a Deferred Assertion274
Reflections on Empty Assertion Time275
Completing the Deferred Update to a Deferred Assertion278
The Near Future and the Far Future279
Approving a Deferred Assertion280
Deferred Assertions and Temporal Referential Integrity284
Glossary References285
We normally think of inserting a row into a table as the same thing as claiming, or asserting, that the statement which that row makes is true. From that point of view, a distinction between the physical act of creating ...

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