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The Problem: Need to use together databases that were not designed to go together. Programs or plans that weren't designed to go together also have to be merged.

The usual approach: Try to translate from one database to the other.

The difficulty: The databases are often too incompatible for this. The languages of one database cannot express the facts in the other.

Our solution: Each database has a context object,and we make a higher context whose language can express the information in both.

Sample formulas:

Last modified: Wed Dec 9 03:12:24 PST 1998