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ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), Volume 27 Issue 4, December 2002

Understanding the global semantics of referential actions using logic rules
Wolfgang May, Bertram Ludäscher
Pages: 343-397
DOI: 10.1145/582410.582411
Referential actions are specialized triggers for automatically maintaining referential integrity in databases. While the local effects of referential actions can be grasped easily, it is far from obvious what the global semantics of a...

Searching in metric spaces with user-defined and approximate distances
Paolo Ciaccia, Marco Patella
Pages: 398-437
DOI: 10.1145/582410.582412
Novel database applications, such as multimedia, data mining, e-commerce, and many others, make intensive use of similarity queries in order to retrieve the objects that better fit a user request. Since the effectiveness of such queries improves when...

SilkRoute: A framework for publishing relational data in XML
Mary Fernández, Yana Kadiyska, Dan Suciu, Atsuyuki Morishima, Wang-Chiew Tan
Pages: 438-493
DOI: 10.1145/582410.582413
XML is the "lingua franca" for data exchange between interenterprise applications. In this work, we describe SilkRoute, a framework for publishing relational data in XML. In SilkRoute, relational data is published in three steps: the relational...