RWTH Aachen University
Most database applications that are widely used in people's everyday life manage time-related data. The authors can name nearly any of reservation, schedule, planning, monitoring and managing applications as an example. Effective querying and managing of temporal databases represent an unanswered challenge to the modern research community. In this paper, they introduce a temporal preprocessor that can be used to aid in creation of temporal applications and for testing various methods and approaches in temporal databases implementations. They outline their proposal, current results and directions for further research and development.