Integrating Path Index with Value Index for XML Data
With the advent of XML, it is becoming the de facto standard required by the Web applications. To facilitate path expression processing, we propose an index structure adopted in our native XML database system Orient-X. Our index is constructed by utilizing DTD to get paths that will appear in the XML documents. It represents structural summary of XML data collection conforming to certain DTD, so we can process any label path query without accessing original data. In addition, it is integrated with value indexes. Preliminary experiments show quite promising results.
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