A Framework to Build Fuzzy Object-Oriented Capabilities Over an Existing Database System

A Framework to Build Fuzzy Object-Oriented Capabilities Over an Existing Database System

Fernando Berzal (University of Granada, Spain), Nicolás Marin (University of Granada, Spain) and Olga Pons (University of Granada, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-384-5.ch006
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Abstract

Fuzzy object-oriented database models allow the representation, storage, and retrieval of complex imperfect information according to the object-oriented data paradigm. This chapter describes both a framework and an architecture that can be used to develop fuzzy object-oriented capabilities using the conventional features of the object-oriented data paradigm. We present a framework composed of a set of classical classes, which gives support to fuzzily described complex objects. We also explain how to deal with fuzzy extensions of object-oriented features using as a basis, the conventional object-oriented features. This proposal can be used to build a fuzzy object-oriented database system, by taking as a base an existing database system and minimizing the development effort.

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