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Expert System Functionalities for Database Design Tools

  • B. Demo
  • M. Tilli

Abstract

Though database design tools have being evolving, during the years, from having a passive role toward an active help to the user in the design process, they can become more popular and more useful by mutuating new functionalities from tools of the artificial intelligence area. In this paper we describe CARS, a tool covering a step of the database design process, that has been implemented according to the concepts of the expert system technology and provides the users the capability of explaining the system behaviour. This application of Artificial Intelligence concepts to data base design tools results completely coherent with the evolution trend of database design tool functionalities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Demo
    • 1
  • M. Tilli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversita’ di TorinoTorinoItaly

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