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Learning About Data Integration Challenges from Day One Alon Y. Halevy
 

Summary: Learning About Data Integration Challenges from Day One
Alon Y. Halevy
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
alon@cs.washington.edu
ABSTRACT
I describe the format of the new version of an introductory
database course that I taught at the University of Washington
in Winter, 2003. The key idea underlying the course is to ex-
pose the students to some of the challenges that arise when
working with and integrating data from multiple database
systems and applications.
1. BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATION
I have been teaching the introductory database course at
the University of Washington for five years, and although it
has been moderately successful, I still remained unsatisfied.
The quarter-long (10 week) course covers the typical set of
topics: I begin with conceptual design and a taste of normal
forms, and then teach SQL, including views, triggers and

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences