Item description for The Functional Approach to Data Management: Modeling, Analyzing and Integrating Heterogeneous Data by Peter Gray, Larry Kerschberg, Peter J. H. King, Alexandra Poulovassilis & Peter Gray...
It is over 20 years since the functional data model and functional programming languages were first introduced to the computing community. Although developed by separate research communities, recent work, presented in this book, suggests there is powerful synergy in their integration. As database technology emerges as central to yet more complex and demanding applications in areas such as bioinformatics, national security, criminal investigations and advanced engineering, more sophisticated approaches like those presented here, are needed.
A tutorial introduction by the editors prepares the reader for the chapters that follow, written by leading researchers, including some of the early pioneers. They provide a comprehensive treatment showing how the functional approach provides for modeling, analyzis and optimization in databases, and also data integration and interoperation in heterogeneous environments. Several chapters deal with mathematical results on the transformation of expressions, fundamental to the functional approach. The book also aims to show how the approach relates to the Internet and current work on semistructured data, XML and RDF.
The book presents a comprehensive view of the functional approach to data management, bringing together important material hitherto widely scattered, some new research, and a comprehensive set of references. It will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, faculty and graduate students, as well as those in industry responsible for new systems development.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 5, 2003
ISBN 3540003754 ISBN13 9783540003755
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More About Peter Gray, Larry Kerschberg, Peter J. H. King, Alexandra Poulovassilis & Peter Gray
Peter Gray MVB MRCVS qualified as a veterinary surgeon from University College Dublin in 1964. He has been in equine practice for over 25 years, during which time he has been involved in the buying and selling of horses in numerous countries, both on private premises and in sale yards, covering animals for virtually every aspect of equine activity.