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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 427-441 (March 2010)

A Literature Overview of Fuzzy Conceptual Data Modeling*

Z. M. MA+ AND LI YAN
+College of Information Science and Engineering
School of Software
Northeastern University
Shenyang, 110819 P.R. China

Fuzzy set theory has been extensively applied to extend various database models and resulted in numerous contributions, mainly with respect to the popular relational model or to some related form of it. To satisfy the need of modeling complex objects with imprecision and uncertainty, recently many researches have been concentrated on fuzzy semantic (conceptual) data models. This paper reviews fuzzy conceptual data models proposed in the literature, where fuzzy ER/EER, IFO and UML data models are mainly discussed, and reviews the applications of fuzzy conceptual data models.

Keywords: database modeling, fuzzy set, possibility distribution, fuzzy conceptual data models, applications

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Received April 11, 2008; revised June 26, 2008; accepted August 7, 2008.
Communicated by Chin-Teng Lin.
* The work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (60873010) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (N090504005).
+ Corresponding author.