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An Overview of Production Rules in Database Systems

Hanson, E. and Widom, J. (1993) An Overview of Production Rules in Database Systems. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab. (Publication Note: Appeared in The Knowledge Engineering Review, June 1993.)




Database researchers have recognized that integrating a production rules facility into a database system provides a uniform mechanism for a number of advanced database features including integrity constraint enforcement, derived data maintenance, triggers, protection, version control, and others. In addition, a database system with rule processing capabilities provides a useful platform for large and effcient knowledge-base and expert systems. Database systems with production rules are referred to as active database systems, and the field of active database systems has indeed been active. This paper summarizes current work in active database systems and suggests future research directions. Topics covered include database rule languages, rule processing semantics, and implementation issues. 0

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:active database, survey
Subjects:Computer Science
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:25
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:02 Dec 2008 14:35

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