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Database Applications in Non-Traditional Environments, International Symposium on (1999)
Kyoto, Japan
Nov. 28, 1999 to Nov. 30, 1999
ISBN: 0-7695-0496-5
pp: 373
Stefano Spaccapietra , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Christelle Vangenot , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Christine Parent , Universit? de Lausanne
Esteban Zimanyi , Universit? Libre de Bruxelles
One of the most publicized goals of modern computer society is to provide flexible access to information for everybody, anywhere, anytime. To make data management system s successful in satisfying user quest for information, an absolute requirement is the capability of tailoring the information to the peculiar needs of the targeted user. Unfortunately, this is a domain w here current technology fails to support adequate functionality. Existing approaches to such versatility rely on the idea that all possible view s of a piece of information can be derived from a single ultimate representation. This may work in a centralized setting, but it is definitely unlikely to provide a sufficient framework in distributed, interoperable environments.This paper presents a research and development project that intends to explore the issues related to representation and management of multiple representations of the same reality. A specific focus of the project is spatio-temporal information and the support of multi-scale geographic databases, where objects are represented at many different resolution levels.
Data modeling, Conceptual models, Spatio-temporal databases, roles, multi-instantiation

C. Parent, E. Zimanyi, C. Vangenot and S. Spaccapietra, "MurMur: A Research Agenda on Multiple Representations," Database Applications in Non-Traditional Environments, International Symposium on(DANTE), Kyoto, Japan, 1999, pp. 373.
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