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Prentice Hall, Inc.
Designed to widen the use of DB to new kinds of
applications: CAD, medical applications,
knowledge representation for AI.
Retains traditional DBMS features and add two
Object management: The mgt. of complex
kinds of data, e.g., multimedia and
Knowledge Management: the management of
large numbers of complex rules for reasoning
Objects can be of any type: e.g., spreadsheet,
video clip, photograph.
A collection of objects is an
Four Data Models