Discovering Knowledge from XML Documents

Discovering Knowledge from XML Documents

Richi Nayak (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch071
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XML is the new standard for information exchange and retrieval. An XML document has a schema that defines the data definition and structure of the XML document (Abiteboul et al., 2000). Due to the wide acceptance of XML, a number of techniques are required to retrieve and analyze the vast number of XML documents. Automatic deduction of the structure of XML documents for storing semi-structured data has been an active subject among researchers (Abiteboul et al., 2000; Green et al., 2002). A number of query languages for retrieving data from various XML data sources also has been developed (Abiteboul et al., 2000; W3c, 2004). The use of these query languages is limited (e.g., limited types of inputs and outputs, and users of these languages should know exactly what kinds of information are to be accessed). Data mining, on the other hand, allows the user to search out unknown facts, the information hidden behind the data. It also enables users to pose more complex queries (Dunham, 2003).

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