• Norman W. Paton
  • Oscar Díaz
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This chapter introduces the main features of active database systems, outlines how these features can be exploited in a range of application domains, and presents a framework that is used later in the book to characterize the functionality of different active systems. The framework is the major contribution of the chapter, but an important side-effect of its presentation for the book is that much of the terminology associated with active database systems is introduced and defined.


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