International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2012, Pages 1089 - 1108

An Ontology as a Tool for Representing Fuzzy Data in Relational Databases

Authors
Carmen Martinez-Cruz, IgnacioJ. Blanco, M. Amparo Vila
Corresponding Author
Carmen Martinez-Cruz
Received 16 July 2012, Accepted 24 July 2012, Available Online 1 November 2012.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2012.747663How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Ontologies, Fuzzy Relational Databases, Schemas, Protégé, Knowledge Representation, Fuzzy Data
Abstract

Several applications to represent classical or fuzzy data in databases have been developed in the last two decades. However, these representations present some limitations specially related with the system portability and complexity. Ontologies provides a mechanism to represent data in an implementation-independent and web-accessible way. To get advantage of this, in this paper, an ontology, that represents fuzzy relational database model, has been redefined to communicate users or applications with fuzzy data stored in fuzzy databases. The communication channel established between the ontology and any Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) is analysed in depth throughout the text to justify some of the advantages of the system: expressiveness, portability and platform heterogeneity. Moreover, some tools have been developed to define and manage fuzzy and classical data in relational databases using this ontology. Even an application that performs fuzzy queries using the same technology is included in this proposal together with some examples using real databases.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
5 - 6
Pages
1089 - 1108
Publication Date
2012/11/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2012.747663How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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