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Deductive Databases and Their Applications

1st Edition

Edited by Robert Colomb

CRC Press

273 pages

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Deductive Databases and their Applications is an introductory text aimed at undergraduate students with some knowledge of database and information systems. The text comes complete with exercises and solutions to encourage students to tackle problems practically as well as theoretically. The author presents the origins of deductive databases in Prologue before proceeding to analyse the main deductive database paradigm - the data-log model. The final chapters are dedicated to closely related topics such as prepositional expert systems, integrity constraint specification and evaluation, and update propagation. Particular attention is paid to CASE tool repositories.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Summary of Prolog 3. Prolog and Databases 4. Datalog and Bottom-up Evaluation 5. Knowledge Design 6. Building and Knowledge Base 7. Knowledge Quality 8. Magic Sets 9. Unfolding and Folding 10. Propositional Deductive Databases 11. Integrity Constraints 12. Non-monotonic Reasoning

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Database Management / General