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Interactive Query Formulation using Point to Point Queries

  title={Interactive Query Formulation using Point to Point Queries},
  author={Henderik Alex Proper},
  • H. Proper
  • Published 2 February 2021
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Effective information disclosure in the context of databases with a large conceptual schema is known to be a non-trivial problem. In particular the formulation of ad-hoc queries is a major problem in such contexts. Existing approaches for tackling this problem include graphical query interfaces, query by navigation, and query by construction. In this article we propose the point to point query mechanism that can be combined with the existing mechanism into an unprecedented computer supported… 
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