This book provides a state of the art guide to the new developments in expert database systems, from the unique perspective of both the database and AI areas. It gives complete and detailed coverage of the latest research and practice, including, all the need-to-know technical and theoretical approaches in the area.
Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors evaluate how AI techniques can be integrated with present and future database systems and knowledge based management systems, incorporating AI expertise into system design. The book also addresses the techniques developed recently which are directly used, or are the basis, for data retrieval across the world wide web.
If you are a designer or developer working in the database community, with database and AI products or applications, this book will help you to understand crucial research developments and to apply the result in practice.
Includes: Mechanisms for handling data and knowledge including XML, web indexing, search engines & data mining
Object Oriented Database Management Systems and object-relational DBMS; Data modeling including techniques such as Entity Relationship, Functional Data & Semantic Database models, as well as using the notations for modeling
(OMT & UML); Plus! Extended case studies of commercial systems.