Designing XML Databases

Designing XML Databases

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Providing details of how to design Web-enabled databases using XML technology this text includes many toy and real-world examples to illustrate concepts and gives example programs featuring Java and SQL code to show how to apply concepts.
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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 178.6 x 234.7 x 47.8mm | 1,301.82g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130889016
  • 9780130889010

Table of contents


1. Introduction.

XML. Database Systems. Web Databases. Applications. Resources.

2. Schema Design.

Database Design. Conceptual Modeling. Logical Modeling. Physical Modeling. Bibliographic Remarks.

3. Theoretical Foundations.

Data Types. DBMSs. XML Standards. XML DBMS. Data Modeling. Bibliographic Remarks.

4. Data Storage.

Storage Facilities. Fine-grained Relational Schema. Coarse-grained Relational Schema. Medium-grained Relational Schema. Practical Considerations.

5. Database System Architecture.

System Architecture. XML Web Server. Relational Data Server. XML Data Server. Hybrid Relational/XML Server.

6. Commercial Systems.

Overview. Database Adaptors. DBMSs. XML Data Servers. XML Document Servers. Resources & Sites.

7. User Interface.

Overview. XSL-based User Interfaces. Java-based Visualizations. Instant Applications.

8. Querying.

Query Classifications. Representation. Query Engines. Graph Querying. Query Report Tools.

9. Indexing.

Overview. Element Data Structures. Indexing Strategies. Document Identification. Search Technologies.

10. Implementation.

Notebook System. Biological Motivation. User Requirements. Conceptual Model. Application Description. Limitations and Extensions. Practical Considerations. Scaling Up.

Appendix A: Java Utilities.

System Defaults. Relational Database Connection. Servlet Output. Interactive Access Interface.

Appendix B: SAX Parser.

Appendix C: XML Schema Part 0: Primer.

W3C Recommendation, 2 May 2001. Table of Contents. 1. Introduction. 2. Basic Concepts: The Purchase Order. 2.1 The Purchase Order Schema. 2.2 Complex Type Definitions, Element & Attribute Declarations. 2.3 Simple Types. 2.4 Anonymous Type Definitions. 2.5 Element Content. 2.6 Annotations. 2.7 Building Content Models. 2.8 Attribute Groups. 2.9 Nil Values. 3. Advanced Concepts I: Namespaces, Schemas & Qualification. 3.1 Target Namespaces & Unqualified Locals. 3.2 Qualified Locals. 3.3 Global vs. Local Declarations. 3.4 Undeclared Target Namespaces. 4. Advanced Concepts II: The International Purchase Order. 4.1 A Schema in Multiple Documents. 4.2 Deriving Types by Extension. 4.3 Using Derived Types in Instance Documents. 4.4 Deriving Complex Types by Restriction. 4.5 Redefining Types & Groups. 4.6 Substitution Groups. 4.7 Abstract Elements and Types. 4.8 Controlling the Creation & Use of Derived Types. 5. Advanced Concepts III: The Quarterly Report. 5.1 Specifying Uniqueness. 5.2 Defining Keys & Their References. 5.3 XML Schema Constraints vs. XML 1.0 ID Attributes. 5.4 Importing Types. 5.5 Any Element, Any Attribute. 5.6 schemaLocation. 5.7 Conformance. Acknowledgements. Simple Types & Their Facets. Using Entities. Regular Expressions. Index.

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About Mark Graves

MARK GRAVES has been developing software for over 15 years and spent much of that time developing database software. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in artificial intelligence and databases. He was then a postdoctoral fellow and instructor at Baylor College of Medicine, where he developed scientific software and databases to support the Human Genome Program. Currently, he is leading efforts to develop bioinformatics database solutions in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

About the Series Editor DR. GOLDFARB is the father of markup languages, a term that he coined in 1970, and is the inventor of SGML, the International Standard on which both XML and HTML are based. You can find him on the Web at
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