Lars Kirchhoff

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XML has become a standard for the exchange and retrieval of semi-structured data between different platforms but is not currently a standard for storing semi-structured data in r elational databases. There exist a number of differenta pproaches in transforming or mapping semi-structured documents into the highly structured relational database schema. In(More)
The blogosphere allows for the networked, decentralised, distributed discussion and deliberation on a wide range of topics. Based on their authors' interests, only a subset of all blogs will participate in any one topical debate. Even within such debates, there will be an uneven distribution of participation based on a variety of sociocultural factors: •(More)
XML has become a standard for the exchange and retrieval of data between different platforms but is not currently a standard in storing XML documents in relational databases. A standard implies wide acceptance and usage. In this paper we present a new Open Source approach towards native XML support in relational databases especially for the common and(More)
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