Volume 19, Issue 1 (2008), pp. 113–134
The study of databases began with the design of efficient storage and data sharing techniques for large amount of data. This paper concerns the processing of imprecision and indiscernibility in relational databases using vague rough technique leading to vague rough relational database model. We utilize the notion of indiscernibility and possibility from rough set theory coupled with the idea of membership and non-membership values from vague set theory to represent uncertain information in a manner that maintains the degree of uncertainty of information for each tuple of the original database and also those resulting from queries. Comparisons of theoretical properties of operators within this model with those in the standard relational database model are discussed. A simple entity-relationship type diagram for database design, a database definition language and an SQL-like query language for vague rough relational database model are described.