From the reviews of the first edition:
"This book overviews and contributes to the field of fuzzy databases. … The structure of the book is well-thought out. … I do believe it can help advanced readers to improve their knowledge of the state of the art in fuzzy databases." (Martine De Cock, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1087, 2006)
From the Back Cover
Fuzzy Database Modeling with XML aims to provide a single record of current research and practical applications in the fuzzy databases. This volume is the outgrowth of research the author has conducted in recent years. Fuzzy Database Modeling with XML introduces state of the art information to the database research, while at the same time serving the information technology professional faced with a non-traditional application that defeats conventional approaches.
The research on fuzzy conceptual models and fuzzy object-oriented databases is receiving increasing attention, in addition to fuzzy relational database models. With rapid advances in network and internet techniques as well, the databases have been applied under the environment of distributed information systems. It is essential in this case to integrate multiple fuzzy database systems. Since databases are commonly employed to store and manipulate XML data, additional requirements are necessary to model fuzzy information with XML. Second, this book maps fuzzy XML model to the fuzzy databases. Very few efforts at investigating these issues have thus far occurred.
Fuzzy Database Modeling with XMLis designed for a professional audience of researchers and practitioners in industry. This book is also suitable for graduate-level students in computer science.