By Michael A. Arbib

Computing the mind offers readers with an built-in view of present informatics study relating to the sphere of neuroscience. This ebook truly defines the hot paintings being performed in neuroinformatics and provides info on assets on hand on the internet to researchers utilizing this new expertise. It includes chapters that are meant to entice a multidisciplinary viewers with introductory chapters for the nonexpert reader. Neuroscientists will locate this e-book an outstanding creation to informatics applied sciences and using those applied sciences of their examine. desktop scientists may be drawn to exploring how those applied sciences could gain advantage the neuroscience group.

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A general-purpose database management system (DBMS) can be viewed as a generalized collection of integrated mechanisms and tools to support the deWnition, manipulation, and control of databases for a variety of application environments. In particular, a general-purpose DBMS is intended to provide the following functional capabilities: 29 Copyright # 2001 by Academic Press, Inc. All rights of reproduction in any form reserved. 30 Pa r t 1 Introduction 1. Support the independent existence of a database, apart from the application programs and systems that manipulate it.

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