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Codd Award Lecture 2023: A Broader Perspective On Declarativity

Codd Award Lecture 2023: A Broader Perspective On Declarativity

A short talk given at the awards ceremony, SIGMOD 2023. The talk advocates for adapting Codd's tradition of declarative programming beyond relational databases to the full breadth of computing. QR codes are given to a few exemplary resources along the way from my team's work.

Thanks are given to family, mentors, students and postdocs as well.

Joe Hellerstein

June 24, 2023

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  5. 28 A note on imagery Edward Codd, database pioneer and

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