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Interactive Query Formulation using Spider Queries

  title={Interactive Query Formulation using Spider Queries},
  author={Henderik Alex Proper},
  • H. Proper
  • Published 20 May 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, query by construction, and point to point queries. In this article we propose the spider query mechanism as a final corner stone for an easy to use computer supported query… 
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