PC Expert System. DBMS Interface Tools. Phase 1 Feasibility Study.
Final rept. 14 May-3 Dec 86,
APPLIED LOGIC SYSTEMS SYRACUSE NY
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The technical goals of this Phase I effort were to explore the feasibility of the construction of direct interfaces between Prolog and databases managed by conventional DBMS systems. The Prolog utilized was ALS Prolog and the DBMS system utilized was dBase III. Expert tools which assist programmers in the construction of interfaces between ALS Prolog and dBase III were successfully constructed and tested. This study demonstrated that it is quite feasible to easily construct interfaces between the languages used for the implementation of expert systems and the files managed by conventional database management systems. Two further feasibility studies were conducted. The first was the feasibility of constructing expert systems which ease the task of preparing graphical presentations of data held in DBMS files. The final study concerned the feasibility of utilizing the database interfaces to construct tools for easy input of ASCII data into existing DBMS data files. This too was shown to be quite feasible by coupling the database interfaces to previously constructed tools for reading structured ASCII data into Prolog.
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