The Functional Approach to Data Management

Modeling, Analyzing and Integrating Heterogeneous Data

Editors: Gray, P.M.D., Kerschberg, L., King, P.J.H., Poulovassilis, A. (Eds.)

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It is over 20 years since the functional data model and functional programming languages were first introduced to the computing community. Although developed by separate research communities, recent work, presented in this book, suggests there is powerful synergy in their integration. As database technology emerges as central to yet more complex and demanding applications in areas such as bioinformatics, national security, criminal investigations and advanced engineering, more sophisticated approaches like that presented here, are needed.

A tutorial introduction by the editors prepares the reader for the chapters that follow, written by leading researchers, including some of the early pioneers. They provide a comprehensive treatment showing how the functional approach provides for modeling, analyzis and optimization in databases, and also data integration and interoperation in heterogeneous environments. Several chapters deal with mathematical results on the transformation of expressions, fundamental to the functional approach. The book also aims to show how the approach relates to the Internet and current work on semistructured data, XML and RDF.

The book presents a comprehensive view of the functional approach to data management, bringing together important material hitherto widely scattered, some new research, and a comprehensive set of references. It will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, faculty and graduate students, as well as those in industry responsible for new systems development.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Use of Functions in the Management of Data

    Gray, Peter M. D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-54

  • A Functional Database Language for the Associative Model of Data

    King, Peter J. H.

    Pages 55-76

  • Scoped Referential Transparency in a Functional Database Language

    King, Peter J. H. (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

  • Functional Approaches to Constraint Handling and State Change

    Embury, Suzanne M. (et al.)

    Pages 96-115

  • Representing Matrices Using Multi-Directional Foreign Functions

    Orsborn, Kjell (et al.)

    Pages 116-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Functional Approach to Data Management
Book Subtitle
Modeling, Analyzing and Integrating Heterogeneous Data
Editors
  • Peter M.D. Gray
  • Larry Kerschberg
  • Peter J.H. King
  • Alexandra Poulovassilis
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05372-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05372-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-00375-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05575-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 506
Topics