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The web is the database

Haritsa, Jayant R (2000) The web is the database. In: International Workshop DNIS 2000 on Databases in Networked Information Systems, 2000, Aizu, Japan, pp. 91-106.


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Search engines are currently the standard medium for locating and accessing information on the Web. However, they may not scale to match the anticipated explosion of Web content since they support only extremely coarse-grained queries and axe based on centralized architectures. In this paper, we discuss how database technology can be successfully utilized to address the above problems. We also present the main features of a prototype Web database system called DIASPORA that we have developed and tested on our campus network. This system supports fine-grained querying and implements a distributed processing architecture.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Databases In Networked Information Systems, Proceedings
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Springer Verlag.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1921

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