Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Committee Member

Kia Makki

Number of Pages



This thesis addresses the issue of interdependencies in Distributed and non-Distributed Relational Database Management Systems and proposes a design and development of an Expert System to manage and enhance the current available Database Structures; In the first part, we study, compare and evaluate the interdependencies found in the operating environment relevant to the Distributed Relational structure. Hardware and software configurations are grouped and compared in an attempt to understand the interdependencies of the system so that an optimal configuration may be obtained; In the second part, we designed and developed an Expert System configuration with ease of use and functionality as foremost concerns. The system reuses the transient tables used to service queries to achieve a performance improvement without explicit user knowledge. Basic fragmentation principles are also used to aid in performance by implicitly restructuring the tables within a database to balance access time. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).


Consideration; Database; Evaluation; Expert; Interdependencies; Proposal; Relational; Structure; Systems

Controlled Subject

Computer science; Artificial intelligence

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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