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Practical Oracle 8i - Building Efficient Databases

Introduction and Preface etc.



I didn't really expect to have to write anything about the odds and ends at the front of the book, but Chris Gait (cjgait@yahoo.com) pointed out to me recently that I have stated (p. xx) that the name Intermedia covers all the 'extensibility' options supplied by Oracle with 8.1.

In fact Intermedia is the new name for the tool used for handling free text, formerly known as the Context option. The other extensions are: Spatial for manipulting co-ordinate based data such as mapping, Time Series for robust handling of date and time-based information, and Visual Information Retrieval for handling 'intelligent' analysis of graphic information.

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