Author(s): P. Pouyioutas
In this paper we present the first version of the NOCAT Case Tool for Data
A prototype version was presented in SEHE 1994 .
was developed using the object-based language ObjectPal of Paradox for
Herein, we explain the main functionality of NOCAT and its
expected use and usefulness.
The NOCAT case tool provides support for
teaching the database design technique of Data Normalisation.
In this paper we
explain how NOCAT provides tutorial support through the on-line tutorial and
the various multiple-choice questions.
We also explain how the interactive built-
in and user-defined examples and exercises support the learning of this design
Finally, we illustrate how the "automatic normalisation" facility to be
provided by the tool will enable students to check the answers to their examples
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SEHE950341
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