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Introduction to Constraint Databases

Author : Peter Revesz
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Differing from other books on the subject, this one uses the framework of constraint databases to provide a natural and powerful generalization of relational databases. An important theme running through the text is showing how relational databases can smoothly develop into constraint databases, without sacrificing any of the benefits of relational databases whilst gaining new advantages. Peter Revesz begins by discussing data models and how queries may be addressed to them. From here, he develops the theory of relational and constraint databases, including Datalog and the relational calculus, concluding with three sample constraint database systems -- DISCO, DINGO, and RATHER. Advanced undergraduates and graduates in computer science will find this a clear introduction to the subject, while professionals and researchers will appreciate this novel perspective on their subject.

Introduction to Databases

Author : Peter Revesz
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Introduced forty years ago, relational databases proved unusually succe- ful and durable. However, relational database systems were not designed for modern applications and computers. As a result, specialized database systems now proliferate trying to capture various pieces of the database market. Database research is pulled into di?erent directions, and speci- ized database conferences are created. Yet the current chaos in databases is likely only temporary because every technology, including databases, becomes standardized over time. The history of databases shows periods of chaos followed by periods of dominant technologies. For example, in the early days of computing, users stored their data in text ?les in any format and organization they wanted. These early days were followed by information retrieval systems, which required some structure for text documents, such as a title, authors, and a publisher. The information retrieval systems were followed by database systems, which added even more structure to the data and made querying easier. In the late 1990s, the emergence of the Internet brought a period of relative chaos and interest in unstructured and “semistructured data” as it wasenvisionedthateverywebpagewouldbelikeapageinabook.However, with the growing maturity of the Internet, the interest in structured data was regained because the most popular websites are, in fact, based on databases. The question is not whether future data stores need structure but what structure they need.

Constraint Databases and Applications

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The ?rst International Symposium on the Applications of Constraint Databases (CDB2004) took place in Paris, France, on June 12–13, 2004, just before the ACM SIGMOD and PODS conferences. Since the publication of the paper “Constraint Query Languages” by Kan- lakis, Kuper and Revesz in 1990, the last decade has seen a growing interest in constraint database theory, query evaluation, and applications, re?ected in a variety of conferences, journals, and books. Constraint databases have proven to be extremely ?exible and adoptable in environments that relational database systems cannot serve well, such as geographic information systems and bioinf- matics. This symposium brought together people from several diverse areas all c- tributing to the practice and the application of constraint databases. It was a continuation and extension of previous workshops held in Friedrichshafen, G- many (1995), Cambridge, USA (1996), Delphi, Greece (1997), and Seattle, USA (1998) as well as of the work in the comprehensive volume “Constraint Data- ses” edited by G. Kuper, L. Libkin and J. Paredaens (2000) and the textbook “Introduction to Constraint Databases” by P. Revesz (2002). The aim of the symposium was to open new and future directions in c- straint database research; to address constraints over domains other than the reals; to contribute to a better implementation of constraint database systems, in particular of query evaluation; to address e?cient quanti?er elimination; and to describe applications of constraint databases.

Introduction to Database Systems

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Introduction to Database Systems deals with implementation, design and application of DBMS and complicated topics such as relational algebra and calculus, and normalization in a simplified way.

Advances in Databases and Information Systems

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These proceedings contain 25 contributed papers presented at the 13th East- EuropeanConferenceAdvances on Databases and InformationSystems (ADBIS 2009) held September 7-10, 2009, in Riga, Latvia. The Call for Papers attracted 93 submissions from 28 countries. In a rigorous reviewing process the inter- tional Program Committee of 64 members from 29 countries selected these 25 contributions for publication in this volume; in addition, there is the abstract of an invited talk by Matthias Brantner. Furthermore, 18 additional contributions were selected for short presentations and have been published in a separate v- ume of local proceedings by the organizing institution. Topically, the accepted paperscoverawidespectrumofdatabaseandinformationsystemtopicsranging from query processing and optimization via query languages, design methods, data integration, indexing and caching to business processes, data mining, and application oriented topics like XML and data on the Web. The ADBIS 2009conference continued the series of ADBIS conferencesor- nized every year in di?erent countries of Easternand Central Europe, beginning in St. Petersburg (Russia, 1997), Poznan (Poland, 1998), Maribor (Slovenia, 1999), Prague (Czech Republic, as a joint ADBIS-DASFAA conference, 2000), Vilnius(Lithuania,2001), Bratislava(Slovakia,2002), Dresden(Germany,2003), Budapest(Hungary,2004), Tallinn(Estonia,2005), Thessaloniki(Greece,2006), Varna (Bulgaria, 2007), and Pori (Finland, 2008). The conferences are initiated and supervised by an international Steering Committee, which consists of r- resentatives from Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, S- vakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine, and is chaired by Professor Leonid Kalinichenko.

Concise Guide to Databases

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This easy-to-read textbook/reference presents a comprehensive introduction to databases, opening with a concise history of databases and of data as an organisational asset. As relational database management systems are no longer the only database solution, the book takes a wider view of database technology, encompassing big data, NoSQL, object and object-relational and in-memory databases. The text also examines the issues of scalability, availability, performance and security encountered when building and running a database in the real world. Topics and features: presents review and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to skill-building, hands-on exercises; introduces the fundamental concepts and technologies in database systems, placing these in an historic context; describes the challenges faced by database professionals; reviews the use of a variety of database types in business environments; discusses areas for further research within this fast-moving domain.

An Introduction to Database Systems

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Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming CP98

Author : Michael Maher
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Constraints have emerged as the basis of a representational and computational paradigm that draws from many disciplines and can be brought to bear on many problem domains. This volume contains papers dealing with all aspects of c- puting with constraints. In particular, there are several papers on applications of constraints, re?ecting the practical usefulness of constraint programming. The papers were presented at the 1998 International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP’98), held in Pisa, Italy, 26{30 - tober, 1998. It is the fourth in this series of conferences, following conferences in Cassis (France), Cambridge (USA), and Schloss Hagenberg (Austria). We received 115 high quality submissions. In addition, 7 abstracts submissions were not followed by a full paper, hence were not counted as submissions. The program committee selected 29 high quality papers after thorough refereeing by at least 3 experts and further discussion by committee members. We thank the referees and the program committee for the time and e ort spent in reviewing the papers. The program committee invited three speakers: { Joxan Ja ar { Peter Jeavons { Patrick Prosser Their papers are in this volume.

An Introduction to Relational Database Theory

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Introduction to Database Management Systems

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Introduction to Database Management Systems is designed specifically for a single semester, namely, the first course on Database Systems. The book covers all the essential aspects of database systems, and also covers the areas of RDBMS. The book in.

Constraint Databases

Author : Gabriel Kuper
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This is the first comprehensive survey of the field of constraint databases, written by leading researchers. Constraint databases are a fairly new and active area of database research. Their ability to deal with infinite sets makes them particularly promising as a technology for integrating spatial and temporal data with standard relational databases. Constraint databases bring techniques from a variety of fields, such as logic and model theory, algebraic and computational geometry, as well as symbolic computation, to the design and analysis of data models and query languages.

Constraint Programming

Author : Brian Mayoh
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Constraint programming is like an octopus spreading its tentacles into databases, operations research, artificial intelligence, and many other areas. The concept of constraint programming was introduced in artificial intelligence and graphics in the 1960s and 1970s. Now the related techniques are used and studied in many fields of computing. Different aspects of constraint processing are investigated in theoretical computer science, logic programming, knowledge representation, operations research, and related application domains. Constraint programming has been included in the lists of related topics of many conferences. Nevertheless, only in 1993 were the first forums held, devoted as a whole to this field of knowledge. These were the First Workshop on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (PPCP'93) which was held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, April 28-30, the International Workshop on Constraint Processing (at CSAM'93) held in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 20-21, and the NATO Advanced Study Institute (NATO AS!) on Constraint Programming held in Parnu, Estonia, August 13-24. NATO A Sis are aimed to be schools bringing together leading researchers and practitioners from industry and academia in some area of knowledge to provide a concise picture of the work done and results obtained by different groups. This is intended for dissemination of advanced knowledge not yet taught regularly in of new topics university. However, ASis must also encourage the introduction into university curricula as well as foster international scientific contacts.

Finite Model Theory and Its Applications

Author : Erich Grädel
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Finite model theory,as understoodhere, is an areaof mathematicallogic that has developed in close connection with applications to computer science, in particular the theory of computational complexity and database theory. One of the fundamental insights of mathematical logic is that our understanding of mathematical phenomena is enriched by elevating the languages we use to describe mathematical structures to objects of explicit study. If mathematics is the science of patterns, then the media through which we discern patterns, as well as the structures in which we discern them, command our attention. It isthis aspect oflogicwhichis mostprominentin model theory,“thebranchof mathematical logic which deals with the relation between a formal language and its interpretations”. No wonder, then, that mathematical logic, and ?nite model theory in particular, should ?nd manifold applications in computer science: from specifying programs to querying databases, computer science is rife with phenomena whose understanding requires close attention to the interaction between language and structure. This volume gives a broadoverviewof some central themes of ?nite model theory: expressive power, descriptive complexity, and zero–one laws, together with selected applications to database theory and arti?cial intelligence, es- cially constraint databases and constraint satisfaction problems. The ?nal chapter provides a concise modern introduction to modal logic,which emp- sizes the continuity in spirit and technique with ?nite model theory.

Database Theory ICDT 2003

Author : Diego Calvanese
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Database Theory, ICDT 2002, held in Siena, Italy in January 2002. The 26 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited articles were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on reasoning about XML schemas and queries, aggregate queries, query evaluation, query rewriting and reformulation, semistructured versus structured data, query containment, consistency and incompleteness, and data structures.

An Introduction to Databases with Web Applications

Author : Martyn Prigmore
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Connecting databases to the world wide web is an increasingly important skill for computer scientists and MIS/BIS as the WWW breaks down the traditional barriers of information sharing across organisations, allowing this vital process to be done cheaply and efficiently. Traditional database books present database design with any material on web-applications being a tackled later, almost as an afterthought. Similarly, web-development books may gloss over databases in a single chapter on SQL. This book discusses database development but always in the context of the web. Thus it gives a genuine understanding of how to implement web databases rather than presenting one field and simply trying to 'bolt-on' the other afterwards. That said, it covers the core concepts of a traditional database design course and so offers the flexibility of learning database design separate from the web applications if desired. Scripting is covered first so that, should the reader want to get the web context from the start, they understand how their application will be implemented before trying to design it.

Introduction to Database Systems

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Introduction to Relational Databases and SQL Programming

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This textbook provides a hands-on approach to relational database design and database management within an Oracle context.

An Introduction to Database Systems 8e

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An Introduction to Database Systems, 8e

Introduction to Database Management Systems

Author : Kahate, Atul
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Introduction to Database Management Systems is designed specifically for a single semester, namely, the first course on Database Systems. The book covers all the essential aspects of database systems, and also covers the areas of RDBMS. The book in

Introduction to Database Management System

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