Archive for 2005

XML: where databases and information retrieval meet

Monday, April 11th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

Advanced SIKS-course

This course focuses on the use of database and information retrieval techniques for managing large amounts of XML data. XML is the web standard for exchanging data on the world wide web. The standard comes with a number of tools that are available in database systems as well, like schema’s (DTDs and XML schema) and query languages (XPath, XQuery), but some things are still missing like efficient storage, query processing and indexing of XML data. As XML is often used to markup textual data, XML data management systems need to support techniques from search engines as well, for instance full-text search and ranking of search results.

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Solutions of series 2 delayed

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Because of illness, the solutions to home work series 2 are delayed. My apologies.

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Welcome to XML & Databases 2

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
A schedule and a list of project descriptions follow shortly.

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Home work series

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The solutions of home work series 1 can now be downloaded from the archive. The solutions of series 2 will follow on 1 April. You will receive a personal email before 1 April if you did not pass the home work series.

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A funeral for the Prisma machine

Monday, March 21st, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra

The PRISMA project was a large-scale research effort in the design and implementation of highly parallel data processing on a 100 node shared-nothing architecture. It was organized as a nationwide Dutch research activity with combined forces from four universities, a governmental research institute, and Philips Research Laboratories. It ran from 1986 until end of 1990 and was manned with thirty persons…
Today we put the PRISMA machine to its final resting place.

Read the papers from the Prisma project.

Dead line extension Home Work Series 2

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The dead line for Home Work Series 2 is extended to 22 March.

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On vacation

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005, posted by Maurice van Keulen
If you’d like to ask something by e-mail, please send your e-mail to both me and Djoerd, because I’m on vacation from 11/3 until 10/4. Success with the rest of the course, Maurice.

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Home Work Series 2

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Home Work Series 2 are now available (see Archive). Dead line 18 March 2005.

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Slides lecture 5

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
Slides of lecture 5 on Streaming XML are available in the Archive and Roster.

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Answers to homework series 1

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005, posted by Djoerd Hiemstra
The answers to homework series 1 are available in the Roster.

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