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Structural Joins: A Primitive for Efficient XML Query Pattern Matching

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Structural Joins: A Primitive for Efficient XML Query Pattern Matching
XML queries typically specify patterns of selection predicates on multiple elements that have some specified tree structured relationships. The primitive tree structured relationships are parent-child and ancestor-descendant, and finding all occurrences of these relationships in an XML database is a core operation for XML query processing. In this paper, we develop two families of structural join algorithms for this task: tree-merge and stack-tree. The tree-merge algorithms are a natural extension of traditional merge joins and the recently proposed multi-predicate merge joins, while the stack-tree algorithms have no counterpart in traditional relational join processing. We present experimental results on a range of data and queries using the TIMBER native XML query engine built on top of SHORE. We show that while, in some cases, tree-merge algorithms can have performance comparable to stack-tree algorithms, in many cases they are considerably worse. This behavior is explained by anal...
Shurug Al-Khalifa, H. V. Jagadish, Jignesh M. Pate
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where ICDE
Authors Shurug Al-Khalifa, H. V. Jagadish, Jignesh M. Patel, Yuqing Wu, Nick Koudas, Divesh Srivastava
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