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Compression vs Queryability - A Case Study

Abstract

Some compromise on compression is known to be necessary, if the relative positions of the information stored by semi-structured documents are to remain accessible under queries. With this in view, we compare, on an example, the `query-friendliness' of XML documents, when compressed into straightline tree grammars which are either regular or context-free. The queries considered are in a limited fragment of XPath, corresponding to a type of patterns; each such query defines naturally a non-deterministic, bottom-up `query automaton' that runs just as well on a tree as on its compressed dag.
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inria-00449563 , version 1 (22-01-2010)

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Siva Anantharaman. Compression vs Queryability - A Case Study. Dagstuhl Seminar 08621, Jun 2008, Dagstuhl, Germany. http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2008/1676. ⟨inria-00449563⟩
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