The lowell database research self-assessment

Serge Abiteboul, Rakesh Agrawal, Phil Bernstein, Mike Carey, Stefano Ceri, Bruce Croft, David DeWitt, Mike Franklin, Hector Garcia Molina, Dieter Gawlick, Jim Gray, Laura Haas, Alon Halevy, Joe Hellerstein, Yannis Ioannidis, Martin Kersten, Michael Pazzani, Mike Lesk, David Maier, Jeff NaughtonHans Schek, Timos Sellis, Avi Silberschatz, Mike Stonebraker, Rick Snodgrass, Jeff Ullman, Gerhard Weikum, Jennifer Widom, Stan Zdonik

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The database research with focus on integration of text, data, code, fusion of information from heterogeneous data sources, and information privacy, conducted at Lowell, is discussed. The object-oriented (OO) and object-relational (OR) database management systems (DBMS) showed how text and other data types can be added to a DBMS. Several goals mentioned in the Lowell meeting included the proposal to reconsider DBMS architecture to handle new data types, approximate reasoning, and treating procedures and data as co-equal. It was found that information integration research would be well served by generating a test bed and collection of integration tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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