10.5. NeoCore XMS*

This section material is taken in part from (Direen et al. 2001). ©2001 IEEE Reprinted with permission, from Proceedings–23rd Annual Conference–IEEE/EMBS.

Traditional databases were designed to manage data by creating a static framework to contain dynamic data—meaning data elements can be managed as long as all metadata (data's context) has been established in advance. This methodology falls short, by half, of true information or knowledge management. The solution to this dilemma is to manage metadata in exactly the same dynamic way as the data component. This offers two significant (if not profound) advantages. First, constraints on the use of dynamic data types are removed. New data types may simply be defined and added to ...

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