Database design and querying within the fuzzy semantic model

Rafik Bouaziz, Salem Chakhar, Vincent Mousseau, Sudha Ram, Abdelkader Telmoudi

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Fuzzy semantic model (FSM) is a data model that uses basic concepts of semantic modeling and supports handling fuzziness, uncertainty and imprecision of real-world at the attribute, entity and class levels. The paper presents the principles and constructs of the FSM. It proposes ways to define the membership functions within all the constructs of the FSM. In addition, it provides a proposal for specifying FSM schema and introduce a query language adapted to FSM-based databases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4598-4620
Number of pages23
JournalInformation Sciences
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007


  • Database design
  • Flexible querying
  • Fuzzy database
  • Semantic modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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