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A database language, based on extended algebra.
[Listed by M.P. Atkinson & J.W. Schmidt in a tutorial in Zurich, 1989].
Historical Examples

When the camp was ready, aldat came and asked me to look at a large yak bull grazing on a slope above my tent.
From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin


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