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Database Systems and Complex Applications

  • Paul Beynon-Davies
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Abstract

In chapter 5 we mentioned that modem database systems have been extremely effective at providing efficient solutions for handling standard commercial data. By standard commercial data we mean data subject to a limited range of data types such as integer, character, etc. However, as the realms of information systems impinge on more and more areas of human activity, so the idea of applying database technology to the problems of handling more complex data has become significant. As an illustration of this trend, this chapter considers in overview the application of database systems to two such complex realms: hypermedia systems and geographical information systems. The chapter is meant to give the reader some feel for short-term developments in the database arena.

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© P. Beynon-Davies 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Beynon-Davies
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  1. 1.Department of Computer StudiesUniversity of GlamorganUK

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