Name Therin Irwin
Class 480
Year 2012
Quarter Fall
Section 03
Presentation Date October 16, 2012
Presentation Given Yes
Topic(s) Intelligent Databases


An intelligent database is a data storage mechanism that uses artificial intelligence techniques, such as Fuzzy Logic, to determine the results of a query on the database. One very common example of an intelligent database is Wolfram Alpha. Usually, the database contains knowledge about the content (more than just its schema, as in a regular database). It then uses the knowledge about the content and special query processing to extract and compile data. Natural language processing is often used to process input, as in the case of a system like IBM Watson.


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