Data Management

Pairing Prolog and the Web in a Normalization and Denormalization Tool

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Executive Summary

The concept of database normalization emerges as very important since the need of redundant-free storages. Its hard understanding by students requires a flexible learning environment and an intelligent behavior by the machine. The authors' tool NORMALDB integrates both of them in a PHP and Prolog implemented platform providing a complex architecture internally and user friendly interface. Students will effectively learn by working with their own defined examples and at the same time can consult the theory behind each normalization step. On the other side, database teachers can track the tool usage of their students, by getting the information of their actions.

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