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Design and implementation of a document database extension


Leone, Stefania; Hunt, Ela; Hodel, Thomas; Böhlen, Michael H; Dittrich, Klaus R (2006). Design and implementation of a document database extension. In: 10th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, Tessaloniki, Greece, 3 September 2006 - 7 September 2006, 144-157.

Abstract

Integration of text and documents into database management
systems has been the subject of much research. However, most of the approaches are limited to data retrieval. Collaborative text editing, i.e. the ability for multiple users to work on a document instance simultaneously, is rarely supported. Also, documents mostly consist of plain text only, and support very limited meta data storage or search. We address the problem by proposing an extended definition of document data type which comprises not only the text itself but also structural information such as layout, template and semantics, as well as document creation
meta data. We implemented a new collaborative data type Document which supports document manipulation via a text editing API and extended SQL syntax (TX SQL), as detailed in this work.We report also on the search capabilities of our document management system and present some of the future challenges for collaborative document management.

Abstract

Integration of text and documents into database management
systems has been the subject of much research. However, most of the approaches are limited to data retrieval. Collaborative text editing, i.e. the ability for multiple users to work on a document instance simultaneously, is rarely supported. Also, documents mostly consist of plain text only, and support very limited meta data storage or search. We address the problem by proposing an extended definition of document data type which comprises not only the text itself but also structural information such as layout, template and semantics, as well as document creation
meta data. We implemented a new collaborative data type Document which supports document manipulation via a text editing API and extended SQL syntax (TX SQL), as detailed in this work.We report also on the search capabilities of our document management system and present some of the future challenges for collaborative document management.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:7 September 2006
Deposited On:29 May 2012 09:09
Last Modified:12 Aug 2017 19:04
Publisher:Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki
Series Name:CEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN:1613-0073
ISBN:9-60-287-072-9
Official URL:http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-215/paper03.pdf
Related URLs:http://delab.csd.auth.gr/adbis2006/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:2623

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