Holistic constraint-preserving transformation from relational schema into XML schema

R. Zhou, C. Liu, Jianxin Li

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a holistic scheme of transforming a relational schema into an XML Schema with integrity constraints preserved. This scheme facilitates constructing a schema for the published XML views of relational data. With this schema, users are able to issue qualified queries against XML views, and discover update anomalies in advance before propagating the view updates into relational database. Compared to the previous work which splits the transformation process into two steps, we establish a holistic solution to directly transform a relational schema into an XML Schema without building a reference graph. We achieve this by classifying the underlying relations in a more concise and effective way, and applying the converting rules wisely. The rules are also devised to be more compact and less complicated in contrast to those in our previous work. Finally, we manage to crack another hard nut which was seldom touched before, i.e. converting circularly referenced relations into recursive XML Schema. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Pages4-18
    Number of pages15
    Volume4947 LNCS
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event13th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2008 - New Delhi
    Duration: 19 Mar 200821 Mar 2008

    Conference

    Conference13th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2008
    Period19/03/0821/03/08

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    Zhou, R., Liu, C., & Li, J. (2008). Holistic constraint-preserving transformation from relational schema into XML schema. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4947 LNCS, pp. 4-18) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78568-2_4