Fuzzy Databases: Modeling, Design and Implementation focuses on some semantic aspects which have not been studied in previous works and extends the EER model with fuzzy capabilities. The exposed model is called FuzzyEER model, and some of the studied extensions are: fuzzy attributes, fuzzy aggregations and different aspects on specializations, such as fuzzy degrees, fuzzy constraints, etc. All these fuzzy extensions offer greater expressiveness in conceptual design. Fuzzy Databases: Modeling, Design and Implementation also proposes a method to translate FuzzyEER model to a classical DBMS, and defines FSQL (Fuzzy SQL), an extension of the SQL language that allows users to write flexible conditions in queries, using all extensions defined by the FuzzyEER model. This book, while providing a global and integrated view of fuzzy database constructions, serves as an introduction to fuzzy logic, fuzzy databases and fuzzy modeling in databases.
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José Galindo is PhD in Computer Science by the University of Granada (Spain) and professor of Computer Science on School of Engineering at University of Málaga (Spain). Author of several books and papers on computer science, databases, information systems and fuzzy logic. Research interest: Fuzzy logic, fuzzy databases and ethical issues in the technological age. He is a member of IDBIS research group and RITOS-2 ibero-american research net. Angelica Urrutia Sepúlveda, PhD, is associate professor at the Maule Catholic University, Chile, in the Computer Science Department. She is member of the Chilean Computer Science Society and RITOS-2 (Red iberoamericana de tecnologías del software para la década del 2000) working group of CYTED. She is the founder and President of the Chilean Workshop on Databases. In 2003 she obtained with Sobresaliente Cum Laude her PhD in Computer Science at the Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain. The master and engineer degree in Computer Science were obtained respectively from the Concepcion University and Santiago University, Chile. Her mayor research topics are fuzzy databases and infomation systems. In these area she has authored several original scientific papers. Mario Piattini is MSc and PhD in Computer Science by the Politechnical University of Madrid. Certified Information System Auditor and Certified information system manager by ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association). Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in Ciudad Real, Spain. Author of several books and papers on databases, software engineering and information systems. He leads the ALARCOS research group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in Ciudad Real, Spain. His research interests are: advanced database design, database quality, software metrics, object oriented metrics, software maintenance.
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