Extended User-Defined Indexing with Application to Textual Databases

@inproceedings{Lynch1988ExtendedUI,
  title={Extended User-Defined Indexing with Application to Textual Databases},
  author={Clifford A. Lynch and Michael Stonebraker},
  booktitle={VLDB},
  year={1988}
}
A number of application-specific searching mechanisms, including keyword searching in textual databases, can be implemented naturally in a relational DBMS using abstract datatypes and userdefined operators. For query efficiency these operators and abstract datatypes must be supported by indices. A new indexing scheme is proposed which allows a large class of query predicates to be evaluated using indices, including many key operators for textual databases. The indexing scheme also significantly… CONTINUE READING
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