DTD Inference from XML Documents: The XTRACT Approach

  title={DTD Inference from XML Documents: The XTRACT Approach},
  author={Minos N. Garofalakis and Aristides Gionis and Rajeev Rastogi and S. Seshadri and Kyuseok Shim},
  journal={IEEE Data Eng. Bull.},
XML is rapidly emerging as the new standard for data representation and exchange on the Web. Document Type Descriptors (DTDs) contain valuable information on the structure of XML documents and thus have a crucial role in the efficient storage and querying of XML data. Despite their importance, however, DTDs are not mandatory, and it is quite possible for documents in XML databases to not have accompanying DTDs. In this paper, we present an overview of XTRACT, a novel system for inferring a DTD… CONTINUE READING