Database Management Issues in the Web Environment
J. F.A. Montes (Universidad de Malaga, Spain), A. C.G. Lora (Universidad de Malaga, Spain), N. M. Vergara (Universidad de Malaga, Spain) and M. M.R. Garcia (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
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The focus of this chapter is on the progressive adaptation of database techniques to Web usage in a way quite similar to the evolution from integrated file management systems to database management systems. We review related and open issues, such as the semi-structured data and XML, integrity problem, query optimization problem, and integration issues in both the Web and Semantic Web environments. The representation of meta-information along with data opens up a new way to automatically process Web information due to the use of explicit semantic information. We hope that researchers will take into account traditional database techniques and how they can assist new Web technologies. In this sense, the amalgamation of Web and database technology appears to be very promising.