Schedule: Information Systems for Business Applications

Lectures: Thursdays, 13:45-16:00, Building 57, Room 309

Exercises: Mondays, 15:30-17:00 (groups A, B), Building 48, Room 562

Exercises: Wednesdays, 15:30-17:00 (group C), Building 48, Room 562

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www.dfki.uni-kl.de/~boley/isba/isba-struc.html


  1. Lecture 5-Nov) Two introductory sample information systems: nutrimine.rfp.html and WebKARAT
  2. Exercise 9-Nov) Executing and querying an easy dialog explaining RelFun's function syntax for mathematicians (opstup.bat); distributing assignment 1
  3. Lecture 12-Nov) Summing up / feedback on an easy dialog explaining RelFun's function syntax for mathematicians (opstup.script) and introducing a relational-functional kernel language for knowledge; distributing assignment 2
  4. Exercise 16-Nov (Exception: 17:00-18:30, groups A, B) / 18-Nov (Always: 15:30-17:00, group C) Presenting and discussing students' solutions to assignment 1 (exemplary solutions)
  5. Lecture 19-Nov) Relational databases and SQL (first two or three blocks from "Table of Contents") and the Antiques Business example
  6. Exercise 23-Nov (groups A, B) / 25-Nov (group C) Presenting and discussing students' solutions to assignment 2 (exemplary solutions - only up to the third qsort call ("Aufruf") on page 5); distributing assignment 3
  7. Lecture 26-Nov) A comparison of SQL and RelFun (sql.script, sql.bat): Business and AI applications?
  8. Exercise 30-Nov (groups A, B) / 2-Dec (group C) Presenting and discussing students' solutions to assignment 3 (exemplary batch file, exemplary script file). Executing and querying (perhaps extending) nutrimine.script: download nutrimine.rfp, elements.rfp, and nutrimine.bat (adapt consult/replace path names)
  9. Lecture 3-Dec) Pages 4-11 and 19 from Coordinates for Declarative-Programming Education (gzip'ed Postscript version here). Summing up / feedback on NUTRIMINE (cf. pages 23-28 of Knowledge Bases in the World Wide Web). Distributing assignment 4
  10. Exercise 7-Dec (groups A, B) / 9-Dec (group C) Presenting and discussing students' solutions to assignment 4 (exemplary batch file, exemplary script file). Experimenting with an Information System for Mathematics International
  11. Lecture 10-Dec) Concept taxonomies with sorts/types in an Information System for Mathematics International. Question-and-answer session
  12. Exercise 14-Dec (groups A, B) / 16-Dec (group C) Final recapitulation of students' solutions to earlier assignments
  13. Examination 17-Dec) Written Exam

 

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