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Uncertainty Management in Information Systems : From Needs to Solutions :  From Needs to Solutions - Amihai Motro

Uncertainty Management in Information Systems : From Needs to Solutions

From Needs to Solutions

By: Amihai Motro (Editor), Philippe Smets (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 1996
ISBN: 9780792398035
Number Of Pages: 464

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Uncertainty Management in Information Systems: From Needs to Solutions 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. The first part of this book describes issues and challenges in the area of imperfect information that confront information systems, and the second part covers the principal theories for modeling imperfect information, and shows how these theories may be adapted to information systems. All chapters are original contributions and present solutions that have been applied and the experiences that have been gained from those solutions. The material has been closely edited by the book's editors for content, consistency and style. This authoritative book is state-of-the-art coverage of 'Uncertainty Management in Information Systems'.

Introductionp. 1
Sources of Uncertainty, Imprecision, and Inconsistency in Information Systemsp. 9
Imperfect Information in Relational Databasesp. 35
Uncertainty in Intelligent Databasesp. 89
Uncertain, Incomplete, and Inconsistent Data in Scientific and Statistical Databasesp. 127
Knowledge Discovery and Acquisition from Imperfect Informationp. 155
Uncertainty in Information Retrieval Systemsp. 189
Imperfect Information: Imprecision and Uncertaintyp. 225
Probabilistic and Bayesian Representations of Uncertainty in Information Systems: A Pragmatic Introductionp. 255
An Introduction to the Fuzzy Set and Possibility Theory-Based Treatment of Flexible Queries and Uncertain or Imprecise Databasesp. 285
Logical Handling of Inconsistent and Default Informationp. 325
The Transferable Belief Model for Belief Representationp. 343
Approximate Reasoning Systems: Handling Uncertainty and Imprecision in Information Systemsp. 369
On the Classification of Uncertainty Techniques in Relation to the Application Needsp. 397
A Bibliography on Uncertainty Management in Information Systemsp. 413
Indexp. 459
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ISBN: 9780792398035
ISBN-10: 0792398033
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: December 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.96