Issue No. 02 - February (2001 vol. 34)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.901168
<p>The information revolution has led organizations to rely on databases to conduct their daily business. The authors explore Indiana's digital government project and explain how using Web-based techniques to retrieve data can help disadvantaged citizens become self-reliant. </p> <p>The authors recommend that empowering novice and experienced users to submit queries over database networks provides a sophisticated infrastructure that supports flexible tools for managing and accessing Internet databases. They propose using distributed ontologies of information repositories to meet this challenge. They suggest an organization and segmentation of databases based on simple ontologies that describe coherent slices of the information space. These distributed ontologies filter interactions, accelerate information searches, and permit data sharing in a tractable manner. </p> <p>The authors describe how strengthening database management technology renders improved service. </p>
J. Cameron, M. Ouzzani, B. Medjahed and A. Bouguettaya, "Managing Government Databases," in Computer, vol. 34, no. , pp. 56-64, 2001.