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DBease: Making Databases User-Friendly and Easily Accessible

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DBease: Making Databases User-Friendly and Easily Accessible
Structured query language (SQL) is a classical way to access relational databases. Although SQL is powerful to query relational databases, it is rather hard for inexperienced users to pose SQL queries, as they are required to be familiar with SQL syntax and have a thorough understanding of the underlying schema. To provide an alternative search paradigm, keyword search and form-based search are proposed, which only need users to type in keywords in single or multiple input boxes and return answers after users submit a query with complete keywords. However users often feel “left in the dark” when they have limited knowledge about the underlying data, and have to use a try-and-see approach for finding information. A recent trend of supporting autocomplete in these systems is a first step towards solving this problem. In this paper, we propose a new search method DBease to make databases user-friendly and easily accessible. DBease allows users to explore data “on the fly” as t...
Guoliang Li, Ju Fan, Hao Wu, Jiannan Wang, Jianhua
Added 25 Aug 2011
Updated 25 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CIDR
Authors Guoliang Li, Ju Fan, Hao Wu, Jiannan Wang, Jianhua Feng
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