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Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:20 PM
Prof. Cyrus Shahabi
Office: PHE 410
Phone: (213) 740-8162
Office Hours: TTH 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Mohammad R. Kolahdouzan
Informix system administrator
Office: PHE 306
Office Hours: TTH 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Office: SAL 229
Phone: (213) 740-4521
Office Hours: Wed 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This course covers the essential concepts, principles, techniques, and
mechanisms for the design, analysis, use, and implementation of computerized
database systems. Key information management concepts and techniques are
examined: information modeling and representation; information interfaces
- access, query, and manipulation, implementation structures, and issues
of distribution. The database and information management system technology
examined in this course represents the state-of-the-art, including traditional
approaches as well as recent research developments. By providing an imbalanced
view of "theory" and "practice," the course should allow the student to
understand, use, and build practical database and information management
systems. The course is intended to provide a basic understanding of the
issues and problems involved in database systems, a knowledge of currently
practical techniques for satisfying the needs of such a system, and an
indication of the current research approaches that are likely to provide
a basis for tomorrow's solutions.
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- Final Letter Grades (05/08/02)
- Final Letter Grades (05/02/02)
- Final Grades (05/01/02)
- Final solution (04/30/02)
- Grades(HW1, HW2, HW3, Midterm) (04/29/02)
- Grades(HW1, HW2, Midterm) (04/20/02)
- msxsl.exe, more info (04/15/02)
- Lecture notes for Session 18 (2up) posted. (04/10/01)
- Lecture notes for Session 17 (2up) posted. (04/10/01)
- Lecture notes for Session 16-2 (2up) posted. (04/03/02)
- Additional Reading 24 added. (04/03/02)
- Lecture notes for Session 16-1 (2up) posted. (04/03/02)
- Homework 3 (pdf, doc) posted. (04/02/02)
- Grades for homework 1 is here. (04/01/02)
- Session 15-2 (2up) posted. (03/18/02)
- Midterm Grades posted. (03/18/02)
- Session 15 (2up) posted. (03/18/02)
- Lecture notes for Session 14 updated. (03/12/02)
- Lecture notes for XML sessions posted. (03/09/02)
- Midterm Solution posted (03/07/02)
- Homework 2 posted (03/04/02)
- Session 12, Session 12(2up) updated. (02/28/02)
- Session 12, Session 12(2up) posted. (02/27/02)
- Session 11(2up, black and white) posted.
- Informix SQL Reference, Informix SQL Syntax, Informix SQL Tutorial posted. (02/15/02)
- Session 10, Session 10 (2up) posted. (02/14/02)
- Session 9 Extra, Session 9 extra (2up) posted. (02/13/02)
- Session 11, Session 11(2up) posted. (02/11/02)
- Session 9, Session 9(2up) posted. (02/11/02)
- Homework 1 updated.
- Session 7, Session 8 posted, schedule of classes updated (01/30/02)
- Homework 1 updated, Tutorial for Using Triggers posted (01/29/02)
- References for Informix are at Informix Online Documentations (01/24/02)
- Homework 1 posted (01/24/02)
- The account information has been sent out. If you have any difficulty
accessing your account, let us know. (01/23/02)
- Session 5, Session 5 - Extra and Session 6 posted. (01/23/02)
- The welcome e-mail has been sent. If you have not received
one, please register here.(01/17/02)
- Session 4 posted (01/16/02)
- Session 3 updated (01/16/02)
- Session 2 updated (01/14/02)
- Session 2, Session 3 posted (01/14/02)
- Session 1 posted (01/08/02)
- Session 0 (prerequisite questions) posted (01/07/02)
- Homepage updated (Registration) (01/04/02)
- Homepage updated (homework #2, homework #3) (12/12/01)
- Homepage moved to http://infolab.usc.edu/csci585/Spring2002 (12/05/01)
- Homepage updated (11/27/01)
- Homepage started (11/22/01)
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You can go to SAL-300 and obtain D-clearance for csci585
(regardless of your major (CS, EE, ...) and/or status (MS, PhD)). If the class
is full, then add your name to the waiting list and show up
during the first couple of sessions.
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stated in the university catalog, a passing grade in CSCI485 or departmental
permission is required to register for this class. Knowledge in relational
databases, SQL, relational algebra and physical database design is required.
This Course involves challenging programming assignments and projects
for which understanding of and programming ability in Java is required.
Knowledge in JDBC is a plus.
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The following textbook and additional readings will be used this semester
to augment the material presented in the lectures:
Ramakrishnan, Gehrke. "DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS"
, second edition, McGRAW Hill
Additional readings (A.R.):
In principle, these readings also will be available for download from the
Jim Gray. "Evolution of Data Management." Computer v29 n10 (October 1996):38-46.
Michael Stonebraker. "Object-Relational DBMS-The Next Wave." Informix white
Thomas Connolly, Carolyn Begg, and Anne Strachan. "Ch 17: Object Databases."
Zhen Hua Liu. "Object-Relational Features in Informix Internet Foundation."
Informix technical notes. 9.4(Q4 1999):77-95.
Alin Deutsch et. al. "Querying XML Data" Bulletin of Data Engineering, v22, n3, Sep. 1999
Ralf Hartmut Guting. "An Introduction to Spatial Database Systems." VLDB
Journal 3(4): 357-399, 1994.
Dimitris Papadias, Yannis Theodoridis, Timos K. Sellis and Max J. Egenhofer.
"Topological Relations in the World of Minimum Bounding Rectangles: A Study
with R-trees." Proceedings of SIGMOD, pp.92-103, 1995.
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh and Cyrus Shahabi. "Distributed Multimedia Systems."
Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, volume 5,
Patrick O'Neil and Elizabeth O'Neil. "Ch 4: Object-Relational SQL." Database
Principles, Programming and Performance, 2nd edition, Morgan Kauffman publications.
Ashish Goel, Cyrus Shahabi, Shu-Yuen Didi Yao, and Roger Zimmermann, SCADDAR: An Efficient Randomized Technique to Reorganize Continuous Media Blocks, International Conference on Data Engineering 2002, San Jose, California, February 2002
Hanan Samet. "Spatial Data Structures." Appears in Modern Database Systems: The Object Model, Interoperability, and Beyond, W.Kim, ed., Addison
Wesley/ACM Press, Reading, MA, 1995, 361-385.
- Timos Sellis, Nick Roussopoulos and Chrishtos Faloutsos. "THE R+-TREE: A DYNAMIC INDEX FOR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS." Proceedings
of the 13th VLDB Conference, Brighton 1987.
XML 1.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml)
XML-QL: A Query Language for XML (http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-xml-ql/)
S. S. Chawathe "Describing and Manipulating XML Data" Bulletin of Data Engineering, v22, n3, Sep. 1999
Ching-Tien Ho Rakesh Agrawal Nimrod Megiddo Ramakrishnan Srikant "Range Queries in OLAP Data Cubes" (1997) . SIGMOD 1997
S. Geffner D. Agrawal A. El Abbadi "The Dynamic Data Cube" . EDBT'2000
Mirek Riedewald, Divyakant Agrawal, and Amr El Abbadi "Flexible Data Cubes for Online Aggregation" . ICDT'2001
J. S. Vitter, M. Wang, and B. Iyer. "Data Cube Approximation and Histograms via Wavelets" . CIKM'1999
Torben Bach Pedersen, Christian S. Jensen. "Multidimensional Database Technology", IEEE Computer Dec. 2001.
Surajit Chaudhuri, Umeshwar Dayal, Venkatesh Ganti. "Database Technology for Decision Support Systems", IEEE Computer Dec. 2001.
Rolfe R. Schmidt and Cyrus Shahabi, ProPolyne: A Fast Wavelet-based Algorithm for Progressive Evaluation of Polynomial Range-Sum Queries (extended version),
VIII. Conference on Extending Database Technology, Prague, March 2002
Rolfe R. Schmidt and Cyrus Shahabi, How to Evaluate Multiple Range-Sum Queries Progressively,
21st ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS), Madison, Wisconsin, June, 2002
(M. Riedewald, D. Agrawal, A. El Abbadi, and R. Pajarola. Space-Efficient Data
Cubes for Dynamic Environments. In Proc. Int. Conf. on Data
Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK), pages 24-33, 2000 )
The material covered in lectures should be considered the main definition
of the scope of the course. However, the text and readings are important
to supplement lecture material. Assignments and exams will be based on
the topics presented in lecture, and may also involve issues addressed
in the textbook and readings.
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(A.R. refers to Additional Readings)
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|SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
||Introduction and overview (A.R. 1)
||Introduction and overview
||ER data model (review)
||Relational data model (review)
Session 5, Session 5 - Extra
||OODB (A.R. 3)
||OO & OR-DBMS (A.R. 2, 9)
||OR-DBMS & SQL 3 (A.R. 4)
||Session 9, Session 9(2up), Session 9 Extra, Session 9 Extra (2up)
||Spatial Databases (A.R. 6)
||Session 10, Session 10 (2up)
||HOMEWORK 1 DUE (grades)
||Spatial Index structures (A.R. 7, 11
||Session 11, Session 11(2up), Session 11(2up, black and white)
||Session 12, Session 12(2up)
||Exam 1 review
Informix Spatial Datablade Module User's Guide
||No class--Spring Break
||No class--Spring Break
||XML (A.R. 13,15)
||session 13, session 13(2up)
||XML (A.R. 5, 14 )
Multidimensional Databases (A.R. 16, A.R. 20, A.R. 21)
||HOMEWORK 2 DUE
HOMEWORK 3 (pdf, doc)
Session 15 (2up)
OLAP (A.R. 17)
OLAP (A.R. 18, A.R. 24)
||Session 16-1 (2up)
OLAP(A.R. 19, 22, 23)
||Session 16-2 (2up)
Multimedia Databases (A.R. 8)
||Session 17 (2up)
Multimedia Databases (A.R. 10)
||Session 18 (2up)
HOMEWORK 3 DUE
||Exam 2 review
Exams and Assignments
There will be two exams in this course: a midterm and a second exam (not
a final). Both exams will be given during scheduled class time. There will
be three assignments. Remote login access is required for the assignments.
|HOMEWORK 1 (grades)
Use the Extended ER and Object Relational concepts to create a conceptual
schema for a provided example application. Use your schema to build a sample
database in Informix. Write the given queries in SQL3 and execute them
on your database.
Extend your schema of Homework 1 to support spatial datatypes. Use the
new schema to build a database in Informix. Write a GUI program that supports
Graphical Query Language (GQL). The program must allow the users to select
spatial attributes for spatial queries (e.g. selection from a map). The
GQL must then parse these into SQL queries, which will be passed to your
Extend the schema from Homework 1 to XML. Create a DTD specification
for the same. Write a custom XSL stylesheet (details will be provided).
Write an XML parser module that reads the XML data and automatically populates
your database (a sort of XML->SQL conversion). Write XML Queries using an
XML Query Language (e.g., X-Query) to query the XML data.
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Academic Integrity Policy
All homework and exams must be solved and written independently, or you
will be penalized for plagiarism. The USC Student
Conduct Code prohibits plagiarism.
All USC students are responsible for reading and following the Student
Conduct Code, which appears on pp. 76-77 of the 2000-2001 SCampus.
In this course we encourage students to study together. This includes
discussing general strategies to be used on individual assignments. However,
all work submitted for the class is to be done individually.
Some examples of what is not allowed by the conduct code: copying all
or part of someone else's work (by hand or by looking at others' files,
either secretly or if shown), and submitting it as your own; giving another
student in the class a copy of your assignment solution; consulting with
another student during an exam. If you have questions about what is allowed,
please discuss it with the instructor.
Students who violate University standards of academic integrity are
subject to disciplinary sanctions, including failure in the course and
suspension from the University. Since dishonesty in any form harms the
individual, other students, and the University, policies on academic integrity
will be strictly enforced. We expect you to familiarize yourself with the
Academic Integrity guidelines found in the current SCampus.
Violations of the Student Conduct Code will be filed with the Office
of Student Conduct, and appropriate
sanctions will be given.
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