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Distributed XQuery

Re, Chris and Brinkley, James F and Hinshaw, Kevin P and Suciu, Dan (2004) Distributed XQuery. In Proceedings, Workshop on Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb), Toronto.

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XQuery is increasingly being used for ad-hoc integration of heterogeneous data sources that are logically mapped to XML. For example, scientists need to query multiple scientific databases, which are distributed over a large geographic area, and it is possible to use XQuery for that. However, the language currently supports only the data shipping query evaluation model (through the document() function): it fetches all data sources to a single server, then runs the query there. This is a major limitation for many applications, especially when some data sources are very large, or when a data source is only a virtual XML view over some other logical data model. We propose here a simple extension to XQuery that allows query shipping to be expressed in the language, in addition to data shipping.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Projects:XBrain, SilkRoute
Subjects:SIG Publications
ID Code:157
Deposited By:Hinshaw, Kevin
Deposited On:22 July 2004