A Declarative Way of Extracting XML Data in XSL

  • Jixue Liu
  • Chengfei Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2435)


XML has been accepted as a universal format for data inter- change and publication. In applications such as web warehousing, data in XML format (XML data) from the web needs to be extracted and in- tegrated. In this paper, we study extracting XML data from XML data sources in XSL. To avoid the complexities in defining templates in XSL, we define a pattern definition language. Extraction patterns can be de- fined in the language without dealing with the procedural phase of the XSL language. A defined pattern can be translated to an XSLT query in an automatic manne using the algorithms that we propose in the paper.


XML XSL/XSLT pattern extraction/retrieval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jixue Liu
    • 1
  • Chengfei Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer and Information ScienceThe University of South AustraliaAustralia

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