Non-Monotonic Knowledge Evolution in VLKDBs.

Christian Esculier: Non-Monotonic Knowledge Evolution in VLKDBs. VLDB 1990: 638-649
  author    = {Christian Esculier},
  editor    = {Dennis McLeod and
               Ron Sacks-Davis and
               Hans-J{\"o}rg Schek},
  title     = {Non-Monotonic Knowledge Evolution in VLKDBs},
  booktitle = {16th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August
               13-16, 1990, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Proceedings},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1990},
  isbn      = {1-55860-149-X},
  pages     = {638-649},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/Esculier90.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/90},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


Non-monotonic knowledge evolutions and exceptions constitute a complex theoritical and practical problem. The state of the art shows a rich and surprising diversity of approaches. Their study along a common framework reveals a few basic issues which require further theoritical investigation.

In the context of very large knowledge/data bases (VLKDBs), specific constraints must be taken into account. They require a specific approach of the problem, which can be sketched by a setof basic guidelines. In order to illustrate the importance of the problem, a proposal called semantic tolerance is briefly described. Its various relationships with user interfaces, rule administration, advanced design techniques and long-term transactions show that non-monotonic knowledge evolution constitute a central problem in advanced databases, and consequently would deserve a major research effort by the database community.

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Dennis McLeod, Ron Sacks-Davis, Hans-Jörg Schek (Eds.): 16th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 13-16, 1990, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Proceedings. Morgan Kaufmann 1990, ISBN 1-55860-149-X


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