An evaluation of two approaches to exploiting real-world knowledge by intelligent database design tools

Shahrul Azman Mohd Noah, Michael Lloyd-Williams

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Abstract

Recent years have seen the development of a number of expert system type tools who’s primary objective is to provide support to a human during the process of database analysis and design. However, whereas human designers are able to draw upon their experience and knowledge of the real world when performing such a task, knowledge-based database design tools are generally unable to do so. This has resulted in numerous calls for the development of tools that are capable of exploiting real-world knowledge during a design session. It has been claimed that the use of such knowledge has the potential to increase the appearance of intelligence of the tools, to improve the quality of the designs produced, and to increase processing efficiency. However to date, little if any formal evaluation of these claims has taken place. This paper presents such an evaluation of two of the approaches proposed to facilitate system-storage and exploitation of real-world knowledge; the thesaurus approach and the knowledge reconciliation approach. Results obtained have demonstrated that certain aspects of the claimed benefits associated with the use of real-world knowledge have been achieved. However, the extent to which these benefits have been attained and subsequently statistically validated varies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages197-210
Number of pages14
Volume1507
ISBN (Print)3540651896, 9783540651895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 1998 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 16 Nov 199819 Nov 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1507
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other17th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 1998
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period16/11/9819/11/98

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Database Design
Evaluation
Thesauri
Expert systems
Reconciliation
Thesaurus
Storage System
Knowledge-based
Expert System
Exploitation
Knowledge
Intelligent databases
Processing
Vary
Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Mohd Noah, S. A., & Lloyd-Williams, M. (1998). An evaluation of two approaches to exploiting real-world knowledge by intelligent database design tools. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1507, pp. 197-210). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1507). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49524-6_17

An evaluation of two approaches to exploiting real-world knowledge by intelligent database design tools. / Mohd Noah, Shahrul Azman; Lloyd-Williams, Michael.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 1507 Springer Verlag, 1998. p. 197-210 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1507).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd Noah, SA & Lloyd-Williams, M 1998, An evaluation of two approaches to exploiting real-world knowledge by intelligent database design tools. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 1507, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 1507, Springer Verlag, pp. 197-210, 17th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 1998, Singapore, Singapore, 16/11/98. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49524-6_17
Mohd Noah SA, Lloyd-Williams M. An evaluation of two approaches to exploiting real-world knowledge by intelligent database design tools. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 1507. Springer Verlag. 1998. p. 197-210. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-49524-6_17
Mohd Noah, Shahrul Azman ; Lloyd-Williams, Michael. / An evaluation of two approaches to exploiting real-world knowledge by intelligent database design tools. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 1507 Springer Verlag, 1998. pp. 197-210 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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