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Uncertainty Management in Information Systems

From Needs to Solutions

Editors: Motro, Amihai, Smets, Philippe (Eds.)

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As its title suggests, "Uncertainty Management in Information Systems" is a book about how information systems can be made to manage information permeated with uncertainty. This subject is at the intersection of two areas of knowledge: information systems is an area that concentrates on the design of practical systems that can store and retrieve information; uncertainty modeling is an area in artificial intelligence concerned with accurate representation of uncertain information and with inference and decision-making under conditions infused with uncertainty. New applications of information systems require stronger capabilities in the area of uncertainty management. Our hope is that lasting interaction between these two areas would facilitate a new generation of information systems that will be capable of servicing these applications. Although there are researchers in information systems who have addressed themselves to issues of uncertainty, as well as researchers in uncertainty modeling who have considered the pragmatic demands and constraints of information systems, to a large extent there has been only limited interaction between these two areas. As the subtitle, "From Needs to Solutions," indicates, this book presents view­ points of information systems experts on the needs that challenge the uncer­ tainty capabilities of present information systems, and it provides a forum to researchers in uncertainty modeling to describe models and systems that can address these needs.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Motro, Amihai

    Pages 1-8

  • Sources of Uncertainty, Imprecision, and Inconsistency in Information Systems

    Motro, Amihai

    Pages 9-34

  • Imperfect Information in Relational Databases

    Zimányi, Esteban (et al.)

    Pages 35-87

  • Uncertainty in Intelligent Databases

    Demolombe, Robert

    Pages 89-126

  • Uncertain, Incomplete, and Inconsistent Data in Scientific and Statistical Databases

    Kwan, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 127-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uncertainty Management in Information Systems
Book Subtitle
From Needs to Solutions
Editors
  • Amihai Motro
  • Philippe Smets
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-6245-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-6245-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9803-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7865-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 464
Topics