Fuzzy Databases: Principles and Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Mathematics - 226 pages
This volume presents the results of approximately 15 years of work from researchers around the world on the use of fuzzy set theory to represent imprecision in databases. The maturity of the research in the discipline and the recent developments in commercial/industrial fuzzy databases provided an opportunity to produce this survey. In this introduction we will describe briefly how fuzzy databases fit into the overall design of database systems and then overview the organization of the text. FUZZY DATABASE LANDSCAPE The last five years have been witness to a revolution in the database research community. The dominant data models have changed and the consensus on what constitutes worthwhile research is in flux. Also, at this time, it is possible to gain a perspective on what has been accomplished in the area of fuzzy databases. Therefore, now is an opportune time to take stock of the past and establish a framework. A framework should assist in evaluating future research through a better understanding of the different aspects of imprecision that a database can model [ 1 l.
 

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Contents

DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS
1
RELATIONAL DATABASES AND FUZZY SETS
31
SIMILARITYBASED MODELS
63
POSSIBILITYBASED MODELS
103
ALTERNATIVE DATABASE MODELS
144
COMMERICAL AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
185
INDEX
223
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