This course focuses on the use of database and information retrieval techniques for managing large amounts of XML data. XML is the web standard for exchanging data on the world wide web. The standard comes with a number of tools that are available in database systems as well, like schema's (DTDs and XML schema) and query languages (XPath, XQuery), but some things are still missing like efficient storage, query processing and indexing of XML data. As XML is often used to markup textual data, XML data management systems need to support techniques from search engines as well, for instance full-text search and ranking of search results.
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