Fuzzy Databases

Principles and Applications

  • Frederick E. Petry

Part of the International Series in Intelligent Technologies book series (ISIT, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-226

About this book


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.


Extension database fuzziness fuzzy fuzzy sets information information system modeling set theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Frederick E. Petry
    • 1
  1. 1.Tulane UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8566-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1319-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3434
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