USER INTERFACES TO DATABASES - A SURVEY

D. MABUNI, Dr. G.A. Ramachandra

Abstract


A user interface of a software system controls the way how instructions and data are entered (input) by the user into the computer and how the information is presented by the computer on the screen (output). Information is playing a major role in human lives since many years. In order to make a decision, a person needs a variety of information. Nowadays, databases are involving in many ways in providing information to the most of the users. With the advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) such as Computers, Laptops, Smart phones, Internet, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), information can be accessed anywhere and at anytime. As the number of information workers is increasing day-by-day, there is a need to develop technologies to access information from databases easily and effectively. This paper presents various user interfaces to databases developed to access information from the databases.

Keywords


User Interface, database, command, menu, graphics, forms, natural language.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v8i9.5201

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