Fuzziness in Database Management Systems

  • Patrick Bosc
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introductory Sections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Etienne E. Kerre, Guoqing Chen
      Pages 23-41
    3. Didier Dubois, Henri Prade
      Pages 42-58
    4. Mario Fedrizzi, Janusz Kacprzyk
      Pages 59-67
  3. Fuzziness in Database Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. R. De Caluwe, R. Vandenberghe, N. Van Gyseghem, A. Van Schooten
      Pages 71-113
    3. M. A. Vila, J. C. Cubero, J. M. Medina, O. Pons
      Pages 114-138
    4. Noureddine Mouaddib, Odile Foucaut
      Pages 139-165
  4. Fuzziness in Information Retrieval and Database Querying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Gloria Bordogna, Paola Carrara, Gabriella Pasi
      Pages 231-274
    3. Patrick Bosc, Ludovic Lietard, Olivier Pivert
      Pages 275-308
    4. Sadaaki Miyamoto
      Pages 309-329
    5. Donald H. Kraft, Frederick E. Petry, Bill P. Buckles, Thyagarajan Sadasivan
      Pages 330-344
    6. Eiichi Naito, Jun Ozawa, Isao Hayashi, Noboru Wakami
      Pages 345-364
    7. Yoshikane Takahashi
      Pages 365-384
    8. Janusz Kacprzyk, Sławomir Zadrożny
      Pages 415-433

About these proceedings


The volume "Fuzziness in Database Management Systems" is a highly informative, well-organized and up-to-date collection of contributions authored by many of the leading experts in its field. Among the contributors are the editors, Professors Patrick Bose and Janusz Kacprzyk, both of whom are known internationally. The book is like a movie with an all-star cast. The issue of fuzziness in database management systems has a long history. It begins in 1968 and 1971, when I spent my sabbatical leaves at the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California, as a visiting scholar. During these periods I was associated with Dr. E.F. Codd, the father of relational models of database systems, and came in contact with the developers ofiBMs System Rand SQL. These associations and contacts at a time when the methodology of relational models of data was in its formative stages, made me aware of the basic importance of such models and the desirability of extending them to fuzzy database systems and fuzzy query languages. This perception was reflected in my 1973 ffiM report which led to the paper on the concept of a linguistic variable and later to the paper on the meaning representation language PRUF (Possibilistic Relational Universal Fuzzy). More directly related to database issues during that period were the theses of my students V. Tahani, J. Yang, A. Bolour, M. Shen and R. Sheng, and many subsequent reports by both graduate and undergraduate students at Berkeley.


Data Base Management Decision Support Systems Entscheidungsunterstützungssysteme Fuzzy Sets architectures data model database information retrieval sets

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Bosc
    • 1
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie (ENSSAT)IRISALannion CédexFrance
  2. 2.Polish Academy of SciencesSystems Research InstituteWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-11805-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1897-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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