Publication Details

Popel, DV and Al Hakeem, N, Improving Web database access using decision diagrams, ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, 25-29 June 2001, 519-525. Copyright IEEE 2001.


In some areas of management and commerce that are accelerated by advances in Web technologies, especially in electronic commerce (e-commerce), it is essential to support the decision-making process using formal methods. The problems of e-commerce applications include reducing the time of data access so that huge databases can be searched quickly, decreasing the cost of database design, etc. We present a decision diagram design application using an information-theoretical approach to improve database access speeds. We show that such a utilization provides systematic and visual ways of applying decision-making methods to simplify complex Web engineering problems.