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Database Management Systems (DBMSs)


A Database Management System (DBMS) is a software system with the following properties:

In the past, many spoken language (SL) corpora have been stored in the file management system provided by the operating system. Data is accessed via shell scripts, custom programs, and application packages, e.g. spread-sheets, statistics programs, etc.

However, there are many disadvantages to this approach:

Clearly, this approach should not be followed.

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