The solutions to Home Work Series 2 are now on-line in the Assignment section on Blackboard.
I wrote a document with many good alternative solutions to the assignments. At some places I added a comment explaining an important point or pointing out common mistakes. Note that the document is not complete! There may be more correct answers. Just compare your solutions to these to find out if you made some mistakes and why. If you are not sure if your solution to a particular question is correct or not, just send me an e-mail
Welcome to the course “XML & Databases 1”. Following this course means you will read about some of the latest research on XML databases. We will discuss XML querying with XPath and XQuery, publishing of relational data, a lot about relational storage structures for XML data and query processing techniques, and lectures on full-text querying, distributed querying and querying stand-off data. To obtain the study material necessary for this course, you need to buy the reader “XML & Databases 1 & 2”.It is possible to use the old readers from 2008/2009 or 2009/2010. We hope you will enjoy the course.
You can find the home work assignments for XML & Databases 1 in the “Assignments” section on Blackboard.
Deadline: Friday, 2 April 2010.
The exams are corrected. Of 19 students who took the exam, 13 passed (68%). Because of Ascension Day (“Hemelvaartsdag”), it will probably take a few days before the individual results are known.
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You can now start doing the home work series 2 exercises.
Deadline: April 5, 2009.
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Solutions to home work series 1 available
See the Archive section on TeleTOP for solutions to the assignments of home work series 1. You can compare your solutions to the ones I have found and gathered.
The lecture of Wednesday 11 February 3/4 h. will be moved to Monday 9 February 5/6 h. (13.45h. to 15.30h.) The lecture takes place in LA-3520.
Welcome to the course “XML & Databases 1”. Following this course means you will read about some of the latest research on XML databases. We will discuss XML querying with XPath and XQuery, XML publishing of relational data, relational storage structures for XML data, and query processing techniques. Furthermore some advanced topics such as full-text querying, distributed querying and querying stand-off data. The study material contains 6 new papers compared to the previous version. To obtain the study material necessary for this course, you need to buy the 2008 version of the reader “XML & Databases 1 & 2”.
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The second series of home work exercises is now available on TeleTOP from the Roster and Archive pages. You are allowed to do the home work in pairs. Hand in solutions using the on-line submission system from the TeleTOP Roster. Mention both names, which home work series, and the assignment numbers. The amount of work is roughly equal to the work for the written exam, so you should be able to finish the assignments in about 3 hours (provided that you studied all research papers in advance). Similar questions will be asked at the written exam.
Home work series 2 deadline: 28 March 2008. Read more on TeleTOP.