Functional composition of Web databases

Masao Mori, Tetsuya Nakatoh, Sachio Hirokawa

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    This paper proposes the architecture of the functional composition of Web databases (WebDBs). Unlike a general search engine which receives keywords and returns a list of URLs, a WebDB receives a complex query and returns a list of records. The complex query specifies the condition of each field of the records. The process of composing WebDBs is described as a script, where a user chooses the target WebDBs and describes how to connect the output from one WebDB to the input of another WebDB and how to generate outputs. The novelty of the proposal is that both the WebDBs and output formats are considered as components of the same level and that the reuse of new keywords is represented as a connection (CGI links). Once the process is described as a script, the user can use the script for a new WebDB of his own.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigital Libraries
    Subtitle of host publicationAchievements, Challenges and Opportunities - 9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2006, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)3540493751, 9783540493754
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2006 - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: Nov 27 2006Nov 30 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume4312 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other9th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science


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