Fuzzy Databases: Modeling, Design and Implementation: Modeling, Design and Implementation

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Galindo, José
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Oct 31, 2005 - Computers - 321 pages
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Fuzzy Databases: Modeling, Design and Implementation focuses on some semantic aspects which have not been studied in previous works and extends the EER model with fuzzy capabilities. The exposed model is called FuzzyEER model, and some of the studied extensions are: fuzzy attributes, fuzzy aggregations and different aspects on specializations, such as fuzzy degrees, fuzzy constraints, etc. All these fuzzy extensions offer greater expressiveness in conceptual design.

Fuzzy Databases: Modeling, Design and Implementation proposes also a method to translate FuzzyEER model to a classical DBMS, and defines FSQL (Fuzzy SQL), an extension of the SQL language that allows users to write flexible conditions in queries, using all extensions defined by the FuzzyEER model.

This book, while providing a global and integrated view of fuzzy database constructions, serves as an introduction to fuzzy logic, fuzzy databases and fuzzy modeling in databases.

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José Galindo, Ph.D., is professor of computer science in the school of engineering at the University of Málaga, Spain. Dr. Galindo is the author of several books and papers on computer science, databases, information systems and fuzzy logic. He is a member of IDBIS research group and RITOS-2 ibero-american research net. Dr. Galindo received his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Granada, Spain.

Angelica Urrutia Sepúlveda, PhD, is an associate professor at the Maule Catholic University, Chile, in the computer science department. She is member of the Chilean Computer Science Society and RITOS-2 (Red iberoamericana de tecnologías del software para la década del 2000) working group of CYTED, and the founder and president of the Chilean Workshop on Databases. In 2003, she obtained her Ph.D. in computer science at the Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain. Dr. Sepúlveda has authored several original scientific papers on fuzzy databases and information systems.

Mario Piattini has an MSc and a PhD in computer science (Politechnical University of Madrid) and a MSc in Psychology (UNED). He is also a certified information system auditor and a certified information system manager by ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association) as well as a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). Furthermore, he is the author of several books and papers on databases, software engineering, and information systems. He is a co-editor of several international books including Advanced Databases Technology and Design (2000, Artech House, UK), Information and database quality (2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, USA), Component-based software quality: methods and techniques (2004, Springer, Germany), and Conceptual Software Metrics (Imperial College Press, UK, 2005). He leads the ALARCOS research group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). His research interests include advanced databases, database quality, software metrics, security and audit, and software maintenance. [Editor]

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