Relational Databases for Querying XML Documents: Limitations and Opportunities

  title={Relational Databases for Querying XML Documents: Limitations and Opportunities},
  author={Jayavel Shanmugasundaram and Kristin Tufte and Chun Zhang and Gang He and David J. DeWitt and Jeffrey F. Naughton},
XML is fast emerging as the dominant standard for representing data in the World Wide Web. Sophisticated query engines that allow users to effectively tap the data stored in XML documents will be crucial to exploiting the full power of XML. While there has been a great deal of activity recently proposing new semistructured data models and query languages for this purpose, this paper explores the more conservative approach of using traditional relational database engines for processing XML… CONTINUE READING
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