Accelerating XML Structural Join by Partitioning

  • Nan Tang
  • Jeffrey Xu Yu
  • Kam-Fai Wong
  • Kevin Lü
  • Jianxin Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3588)


Structural join is the core part of XML queries and has a significant impact on the performance of XML queries, several classical structural join algorithms have been proposed such as Stack-tree join and XR-Tree join. In this paper, we consider to answer the problem of structural join by partitioning. We first extend the relationships between nodes to the relationships between partitions in the plane and get some observations. We then propose a new partition-based method P-Join for structural join. Based on P-Join, moreover, we present an enhanced partitioned-based spatial structural join algorithm PSSJ.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nan Tang
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Xu Yu
    • 1
  • Kam-Fai Wong
    • 1
  • Kevin Lü
    • 2
  • Jianxin Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering ManagementThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Brunel UniversityLondonUK
  3. 3.College of Information Science and EngineeringNortheastern UniversityChina

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