HiSQL: A front-end Query System for Historical Databases

Ramazan Acun, Rachid Anane, Susan Laflin

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The paper describes a prototype system called HiSQL (Historical SQL) which extends the functionality of SQL in manipulating historical data, by providing functions for spatial and temporal processing. Conceptually the paper is divided into three parts: the first part deals with the design and architecture of the system; the second part introduces a case study (the defters); and the third part describes specific functions for spatial and temporal processing of serial documents. The paper concludes with a comparison between HiSQL and SQL and suggestions for further work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-502
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and the Humanities
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997


  • defters
  • historical processing
  • model design
  • relational databases
  • spatial processing
  • S.Q.L.
  • temporal processing


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