Advanced Database Systems

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Morgan Kaufmann, 1997 - Computers - 574 pages
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The database field has experienced a rapid and incessant growth since the development of relational databases. The progress in database systems and applications has produced a diverse landscape of specialized technology
areas that have often become the exclusive domain of research specialists. Examples include active databases, temporal databases, object-oriented databases, deductive databases, imprecise reasoning and queries, and multimedia information systems. This book provides a systematic introduction to and an in-depth treatment of these advanced database areas. It supplies practitioners and researchers with authoritative coverage of
recent technological advances that are shaping the future of commercial database systems and intelligent information systems.

Advanced Database Systems was written by a team of six leading specialists who have made significant contributions to the development of the technology areas covered in the book. Benefiting from the authors' long experience teaching graduate and professional courses, this book is designed to provide a gradual introduction to advanced research topics and includes many examples and exercises to support its use for individual study, desk reference, and graduate classroom teaching.

 

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Contents

Active Databases
5
Applications of Active Databases
41
Design Principles for Active Rules
63
Temporal Databases
97
TSQL2
127
Implementation
149
Complex Queries and Reasoning
161
Implementation of Rules and Recursion
201
Uncertainty in Relational Databases
339
Including Uncertainty in Deductive Databases
369
Schema and Database Evolution in Object Database
411
How to Change the Schema
437
How to Change the Database
449
How to Change the Database Fast
479
Bibliography
497
Author Index
539

Database Updates and Nonmonotonic Reasoning
235
Spatial Text and Multimedia Databases
267
Multimedia Indexing
295
Uncertainty in Databases and Knowledge Bases
315
Subject Index
547
About the Authors
572
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