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Prade, Henri; Testemale, Claudette – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1987
Compares and expands upon two approaches to dealing with fuzzy relational databases. The proposed similarity measure is based on a fuzzy Hausdorff distance and estimates the mismatch between two possibility distributions using a reduction process. The consequences of the reduction process on query evaluation are studied. (Author/EM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Databases, Information Retrieval, Mathematical Models
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Collier, P. A.; Samson, W. B. – Computer Education, 1982
The use of the Prolog programing language is promoted as the language to use by anyone teaching a course in relational databases. A short introduction to Prolog is followed by a series of examples of queries. Several references are noted for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding. (MP)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers
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McIntyre, D. R.; And Others – Computers & Education, 1995
Discusses the use of state-of-the-art software tools in teaching a graduate, advanced, relational database design course. Results indicated a positive student response to the prototype of expert systems software and a willingness to utilize this new technology both in their studies and in future work applications. (JKP)
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Technology
Carr, Nora – School Administrator, 2003
Describes how Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) district used a relational database, e-mail, electronic newsletters, cable television, telecommunications, and the Internet to enhance communications with their constituencies. (PKP)
Descriptors: Communications, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Relationship
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Burnard, Philip – Nurse Education Today, 1996
Highlights considerations in developing databases of nursing student records. Discusses flat-file and relational databases, planning issues, college information needs, and staff training. (SK)
Descriptors: Database Design, Higher Education, Nursing Education, Student Records
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Wagner, William P.; Pant, Vik – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2010
One of the areas where demand has remained strong for MIS students is in the area of database management. Since the early days, this topic has been a mainstay in the MIS curriculum. Students of database management today typically learn about relational databases, SQL, normalization, and how to design and implement various kinds of database…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Science Education, Information Technology, Business Administration Education
Seba, Douglas B.; Smith, Pat – Database, 1982
Discusses database design concept termed "normalization" (process replacing associations between data with associations in two-dimensional tabular form) which results in formation of relational databases (they are to computers what dictionaries are to spoken languages). Applications of the database in serials control and complex systems…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Processing, Databases, Online Systems
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Lundquist, Carol; Frieder, Ophir; Holmes, David O.; Grossman, David – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1999
Describes a scalable, parallel, relational database-drive information retrieval engine. To support portability across a wide range of execution environments, all algorithms adhere to the SQL-92 standard. By incorporating relevance feedback algorithms, accuracy is enhanced over prior database-driven information retrieval efforts. Presents…
Descriptors: Database Design, Database Management Systems, Feedback, Information Management
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Gutmann, Myron P.; And Others – Historical Methods, 1989
Describes the way a relational database management system manages a large historical data collection project. Shows that such databases are practical to construct. States that the programing tasks involved are not for beginners, but the rewards of having data organized are worthwhile. (GG)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Database Management Systems
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Winer, Laura R.; Carriere, Mario – Computers and Education, 1990
Discusses the use of a relational database as a data management and analysis tool for nonexperimental qualitative research, and describes the use of the Reflex Plus database in the Vitrine 2001 project in Quebec to study computer-based learning environments. Information systems are also discussed, and the use of a conceptual model is explained.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Data Analysis, Databases, Foreign Countries
Golden, Cynthia; Eisenberger, Dorit – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1990
Carnegie Mellon University's decision to standardize its administrative system development efforts on relational database technology and structured query language is discussed and its impact is examined in one of its larger, more widely used applications, the university information system. Advantages, new responsibilities, and challenges of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration, Computer Oriented Programs
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Lynch, Clifford A. – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1991
Describes several aspects of the problem of supporting information retrieval system query requirements in the relational database management system (RDBMS) environment and proposes an extension to query processing called nonmaterialized relations. User interactions with information retrieval systems are discussed, and nonmaterialized relations are…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Search Strategies, Users (Information)
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Dadashzadeh, Mohammad – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2007
Organizational charts (departments, sub-departments, sub-sub-departments, and so on), project work breakdown structures (tasks, subtasks, work packages, etc.), discussion forums (posting, response, response to response, etc.), family trees (parent, child, grandchild, etc.), manufacturing bill-of-material, product classifications, and document…
Descriptors: Data, Vertical Organization, Computer Software, Databases
Marshall, Dorothy M. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1989
Migrating from a traditional to a relational database technology requires more than traditional project management techniques. An overview of what to consider before migrating to relational database technology is presented. Leadership, staffing, vendor support, hardware, software, and application development are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Databases, Higher Education
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McHugh, Seamus Mark; Corrigan, Mark; Dimitrov, Borislav; Cowman, Seamus; Tierney, Sean; Humphreys, Hilary; Hill, Arnold – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2010
Introduction: Surgical site infection accounts for 20% of all health care-associated infections (HCAIs); however, a program incorporating the education of surgeons has yet to be established across the specialty. Methods: An audit of surgical practice in infection prevention was carried out in Beaumont Hospital from July to November 2009. An…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Patients, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries
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