Text Databases and Document Management: Theory and Practice

Text Databases and Document Management: Theory and Practice

Amita Goyal Chin (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Release Date: July, 2000|Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 256
ISBN13: 9781878289933|ISBN10: 1878289934|EISBN13: 9781930708983|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-93-3


The ability of relational databases to store and manage large amounts of limited data types is well proven, but the basics of representing textual information and its subsequent retrieval in a meaningful fashion still provides many challenges. This is because documents do not easily map to traditional database solutions.

The primary objective of Text Databases and Document Management: Theory and Practice is to provide a focal point for concrete theories and practices in the handling of textual data as well as documents as a whole.

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Dr. Amita Goyal Chin is an Associate Professor in the Information Systems Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her B.S. in computer science and M.S. and Ph.D. in information systems, all from The University of Maryland at College Park. Her research focuses primarily on database technology and its applications in information systems. She has been investigating new approaches in data models for text representation and document databases, hoping this area will contribute to information delivery vehicles beyond the World Wide Web. Additionally, she is also pursuing new answers to managing data quality in database systems. Dr. Chin has combined her information technology experience with her classroom skills to experiment with new teaching technologies and methodologies.