The database research with focus on integration of text, data, code, fusion of information from heterogeneous data sources, and information privacy, conducted at Lowell, is discussed. The object-oriented (OO) and object-relational (OR) database management systems (DBMS) showed how text and other data types can be added to a DBMS. Several goals mentioned in the Lowell meeting included the proposal to reconsider DBMS architecture to handle new data types, approximate reasoning, and treating procedures and data as co-equal. It was found that information integration research would be well served by generating a test bed and collection of integration tasks.
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