Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Viviana E. Ferraggine [Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina)]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591407958
  • ISBN-13: 9781591407959
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 744 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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There are a myriad of new directions in which databases are growing, presenting new and exciting challenges that promise flux in the whole society, because of the impact and changes the database systems have provoked almost everywhere in modern life. Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications is a wide-ranging collection of topics related to database concepts, technologies, and applications. This encyclopedia provides an overview of the state-of-the-art of classical subjects and has contributions from over 175 international researchers from 33 countries, more than 970 terms and definitions and over 2,400 references. It also delivers clear and concise explanations of emerging issues and technologies such as multimedia database systems, data warehousing and mining, geospatial and temporal databases, and data reverse engineering. The Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications is a priceless single reference source for any library on the topic of database technologies and applications.

Key features include:

  • Numerous entries containing overviews and introductions to relevant concepts in the database field
  • Comprehensive set of over 2,400 references including current research results and experience of a great number of researchers, academics and practitioners
  • Integration of crucial theoretical and practical knowledge
  • Profusely illustrated and cross-referenced
  • A vast compendium of more than 970 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms, written by eminent, international experts
  • Every topic includes a vast bibliography for further reading
  • Comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances of the database field
  • An index with entries organized by broad topic areas

Originally published in print format in 2005.



  • Viviana E. Ferraggine [Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina)]

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
About the Editors.
1: Active Database Management Systems.
2: Active Federated Database Systems.
3: Advanced Query Optimization.
4: Applying Database Techniques to the Semantic Web.
5: Benchmarking and Data Generation in Moving Objects Databases.
6: Bioinformatics Data Management and Data Mining.
7: Biological Data Mining.
8: Biometric Databases.
9: Business Rules in Databases.
10: Business-to-Business Integration.
11: Case Tools for Database Engineering.
12: Checking Integrity Constraints in a Distributed Database.
13: Collective Knowledge Composition in a P2P Network.
14: Common Information Model.
15: Component-Based Generalized Database Index Model.
16: Consistency in Spatial Databases.
17: Converting a Legacy Database to Object-Oriented Database.
18: Data Dissemination.
19: Data Model Versioning and Database Evolution.
20: Data Quality Assessment.
21: Data Warehouses.
22: Data Warehousing and OLAP.
23: Data Warehousing, Multi-Dimensional Data Models and OLAP.
24: Database Engineering Focusing on Modern Dynamism Crises.
25: Database Query Personalization.
26: Database Replication Protocols.
27: Database Support for Workflow Management Systems.
28: Databases for Mobile Applications.
29: Dataveillance and Panoptic Marketspaces.
30: Deriving Spatial Integrity Constraints from Geographic Application Schemas.
31: A Development Environment for Customer-Oriented Web Business.
32: Digital Media Warehouses.
33: Discovering Association Rules in Temporal Databases.
34: Document Versioning in Digital Libraries.
35: E-Government Databases.
36: E-Mail Data Stores.
37: Engineering Information Modeling in Databases.
38: Ensuring Serializability for Mobile-Client Data Caching.
39: Enterprise Application Integration.
40: Extended Entity Relationship Modeling.
41: Extraction-Transformation-Loading Processes.
42: Free Software and Open Source Databases.
43: Fuzzy Database Modeling.
44: Generic Model Management.
45: Geometric Quality in Geographic Information.
46: Hierarchical Architecture of Expert Systems for Database Management.
47: High Quality Conceptual Schemes.
48: The Information Quality of Databases.
49: Integration of Data Semantics in Heterogeneous Database Federations.
50: Integrative Document and Content Management Systems’ Architecture.
51: Intension Mining.
52: Kernelized Database Systems Security.
53: Knowledge Discovery and Geographical Databases.
54: Knowledge Discovery from Databases.
55: Knowledge Management in Tourism.
56: Knowledge Mining.
57: Logic Databases and Inconsistency Handling.
58: Main Memory Databases.
59: Managing Inconsistent Databases Using Active Integrity Constraints.
60: Mathematics of Generic Specifications for Model Management, I.
61: Mathematics of Generic Specifications for Model Management, II.
62: Metric Databases.
63: Modeling and Querying Temporal Data.
64: Moving Objects Databases.
65: Multilevel Databases.
66: Multimedia Databases.
67: Multiparticipant Decision Making and Balanced Scorecard Collaborative.
68: Natural Language Front-End for a Database.
69: Normalizing Multimedia Databases.
70: Object Modeling of RDBMS Based Applications.
71: Object-Relational Modeling in the UML.
72: Online Data Mining.
73: Ontological Assumptions in Information Modeling.
74: Ontologies and Their Practical Implementation.
75: Ontology-Based Data Integration.
76: Open Source Database Management Systems.
77: Open Source Software and Information Systems on the Web.
78: Optimization of Continual Queries.
79: Path-Oriented Queries and Tree Inclusion Problem.
80: Preferred Repairs for Inconsistent Databases.
81: Proper Placement of Derived Classes in the Class Hierarchy.
82: Querical Data Networks.
83: Query Operators in Temporal XML Databases.
84: Query Processing for RDF Data.
85: Query Processing in Spatial Databases.
86: Raster Databases.
87: Real-Time Databases.
88: Relational, Object-Oriented and Object-Relational Data Models.
89: Repairing and Querying Databases with Integrity Constraints.
90: Repairing Inconsistent XML Data with Functional Dependencies.
91: Replication Mechanisms Over a Set of Distributed UDDI Registries.
92: Replication Methods and Their Properties.
93: Rewriting and Efficient Computation of Bound Disjunctive Datalog Queries.
94: A Rhetorical Perspective on Localization and International Outsourcing.
95: Rough Sets.
96: Security Controls for Database Technology and Applications.
97: Semantic Enrichment of Geographical Databases.
98: Semantic Information Management.
99: Semantically Modeled Enterprise Databases.
100: Semistructured Data and its Conceptual Models.
101: Sensors, Uncertainty Models, and Probabilistic Queries.
102: Service Mechanism Quality for Enhanced Mobile Multimedia Database Query Processing.
103: Set Comparison in Relational Query Languages.
104: Set Valued Attributes.
105: Signature Files and Signature File Construction.
106: Similarity Search in Time Series Databases.
107: Spatio-Temporal Indexing Techniques.
108: Storing XML Documents in Databases.
109: Symbolic Objects and Symbolic Data Analysis.
110: Syntactical and Semantical Correctness of Pictorial Queries for GIS.
111: Temporal Databases.
112: Text Categorization.
113: Text Databases.
114: Transaction Concurrency Methods.
115: Transactional Support for Mobile Databases.
116: Transformation-Based Database Engineering.
117: Ubiquitous Computing and Databases.
118: Using Semantic Web Tools for Ontologies Construction.
119: Using Views to Query XML Documents.
120: Vertical Database Design for Scalable Data Mining.
121: An XML Multi-Tier Pattern Dissemination System.
Index of Key Terms.