Representation of Fuzzy Knowledge in Relational Databases: FIRST-2
Jose Galindo (Universidad de Málaga, Spain), Angelica Urrutia (Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile) and Mario Piattini (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright: © 2006
The Relational Model was developed by E.F. Codd of IBM and published in 1970. It is currently the most used and has been a milestone in the history of databases, revolutionizing the market. In fact, relational databases have been the most widespread of all databases. On a theoretical level, many Fuzzy Relational Database models (Chapter II), which are based on the relational model, extend this so that vague and uncertain information can be stored and/or treated with or without fuzzy logic (see Chapter I). The FuzzyEER Model (see Chapter IV) is an extension of the EER Model for creating conceptual schemas with fuzzy semantics and notations. This extension is a good eclectic synthesis between different models (see Chapter III) and provides new and useful definitions: fuzzy attributes, fuzzy entities, fuzzy relationships, fuzzy specializations, and so forth.