Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Post-Relational Databases

PRD Acad. year 2004/2005 Summer semester 6 credits

The course explains some technologies and features of deductive, spatial, and temporal databases. It uses realational or object-oriented DB systems as a basis for the explanation. The course concentrates on understanding of philisophy tightly connected with a given database scheme. Moreover, implementation and evaluation techniques are mentioned too.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs pc labs, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 20 half-term test, 20 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will be able clearly identify post-relational DB systems and for selected categories, they will also be able to discuss issues of implementation and usage of such systems.

Learning objectives

The aim of course is to give a broader introduction into post-relational database systems (temporal, spatial, and deductive). Discussed are various systems and their implementation techniques.

Prerequisites

Study literature

  • Lecture notes in eletronic form

Fundamental literature

  • Kim, W. (etd.): Modern Database Systems, ACM Press, 1995, ISBN 0-201-59098-0
  • Gaede, V., Günther, O.: Multidimensional Access Methods

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction, post-relational database definition, used terms
  • Spatial database systems, introduction
  • Modelling of spatial database systems
  • Querying in spatial database systems
  • Algorithms used in spatial database systems
  • Temporal database systems, introduction
  • Temporal data models
  • Querying in and usage of spatial database systems
  • Algorithms used in temporal database systems
  • Deductive databases, introduction
  • Models and implementation of deductive database systems
  • Algorithms used in deductive database systems
  • Conclusion, comparison of various database systems, open items discussion

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Creation and feture demonstration of database in a post-relational database system (used spatial, temporal, or deductive DBS)

Progress assessment

  • Mid-term exam, for which there is only one schedule and, thus, there is no possibility to have another trial - 20 points.
  • One project should be solved and delivered in a given date during a term - 20 points.

Controlled instruction

  • Mid-term exam - written form, a test, where answers are given in sentences, by selection of appropriate answer from offered ones, and by combination of both of these possibilities. (20 points)
  • Projects realization - 1 project (program development according to a given specification) with appropriate documentation. (20 points)
  • Final exam - written form, a test, where answers are given in sentences, by selection of appropriate answer from offered ones, and by combination of both of these possibilities. (60 points)

Exam prerequisites

Not designated.
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