Jacob Slonim

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Technology may be able to play a role in improving the quality of life for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. We are evaluating the feasibility of an information appliance with the goal of alleviating repetitive questioning behaviour, a contributing factor to caregiver stress. Interviews were conducted with persons with Alzheimer's disease and their(More)
Information about individuals is currently maintained in many thousands of databases, with much of that information, such as name and address, replicated across multiple databases. However, this proliferation of personal information raises issues of privacy for the individual, as well as maintenance issues in terms of the accuracy of the information.(More)
In virtually every organization, data re stored in a variety of ways and managed by different database and file systems. Applications requiring data from multiple sources must recognize and deal with the specifics of each data source and must also perform any necessary data integration. The objective of a multidatabase system is to provide application(More)
T HE WORLD BECAME A SMALLER PLACE IN THE 20TH CENTURY. TRANSportation technology caused physical distances to shrink by several orders of magnitude, and telecommunications technology made terrestrial distances insignificant. The transformation of the world into a global village caused revolutionary changes in the physical and social infrastructure, rivaling(More)
Managers of programmers and designers are sometimes wont to adopt the new and shiny. This paper describes a situation in which managers at several levels grasped for the ‘new and shiny’ in the form of software engineering. This approach was not without its hidden dangers, especially when established guidelines were ignored or violated. The results of an(More)
Type checking is at the heart of distributed systems. The ability to be able to conngure objects and have them interwork correctly may well be regarded as the fundamental issue in the development of reliable distributed systems. The type system put forward in the current standardisation activity of Open Distributed Processing (ODP), however, is both(More)
This research deals with the methodology of integrating a data base management system (DBMS) into a distributed network system. The focus of concern is upon the interfaces and communications among a DBMS, an operating system with associated network interface features, and other such components at distributed nodes. The environment of a generalized data base(More)