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A 3-dimensional perspective on integrated management of rules and objects

Authors Chiu, Dickson K. W.
Li, Qing
Issue Date 1996
Summary Rule management has been one of the most important extensions to mainstream database technologies. Rules not only can specify active capabilities but also can capture general knowledge in a declarative way. Expert database, active database, deductive database, etc., all deal with rules in addition to the basic relational model and more recently the object-oriented database (OODB) models. This paper introduces a three-dimensional (3D) comparison model which can analyze different approaches for integrated rule and data management, with our specific target being focused on a current major paradigm - modern OODB systems extended with rule management capabilities. A representative selection of modern OODB prototype systems that have been recently developed is then presented and evaluated against the 3D reference model. The paper continues with a discussion of possible applications that can benefit from this paradigm, and finally, concludes with an outlook of future research directions in this area.
Language English
Format Technical report
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