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A Database Model for Social History: Historical Data Grinder and the Transylvanian Society of 19th and 20th Centuries
A Database Model for Social History: Historical Data Grinder and the Transylvanian Society of 19th and 20th Centuries

Author(s): Angela Lumezeanu
Subject(s): History, Social history, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Academia Română – Centrul de Studii Transilvane
Keywords: EAV design model; historical population database; Historical Data Grinder; Transylvania; heterogeneous sources;

Summary/Abstract: A Database Model for Social History: Historical Data Grinder and the Transylvanian Society of 19th and 20th Centuries – The study presents a new model for building a historical database, namely, the Historical Data Grinder (HDG). It is based on the EAV design model developed in bio-medicine and it offers some advantages for the historian especially when dealing with a large variety of heterogeneous sources. The database is very flexible and has a simple architecture, with fewer tables and relations when compared to a relational database. The HDG database has the possibility to store any kind of historical information with no limitations regarding the time period, geographic area or thematic range to which reference is made, and is also suitable as a teaching and experimental tool.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 100-111
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English