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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)
About IfP The Initiative for Peacebuilding (IfP) is a consortium led by International Alert and funded by the European Commission. IfP draws together the complementary geographic and thematic expertise of 10 civil society organisations (and their networks) with offices across the EU and in conflict-affected countries. Its aim is to develop and harness(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)
Eine neue Klasse von Internetapplikationen wie interaktive Enzyklopädien, Blogs oder auch sogenannte Mashups hat während der letzten Jahre groβe Verbreitung gefunden und wird oft unter dem Begriff Web 2.0 zusammengefasst. Ein Thema, das seit kurzer Zeit diskutiert wird, ist der Zusammenhang zwischen Web 2.0 und dem Konzept der serviceorientierten(More)
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)
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