Database Systems for Structured Documents

Ron SACKS-DAVIS  Timothy ARNOLD-MOORE  Justin ZOBEL  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E78-D   No.11   pp.1335-1342
Publication Date: 1995/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Advanced Database Technologies)
Category: Advanced Applications
Keyword: 
SGML,  text retrieval,  query,  data model,  indexing,  

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Summary: 
Documents stored in a database system can have complex internal structure described by languages such as SGML. How to take advantage of this structure presents challenges for database system implementors. We classify the types of queries that need to be supported by SGML-conformant database systems. We then describe several data models that have been proposed for representing documents in a database system and discuss the support these models provide for SGML. Finally we consider query evaluation.