XML vs. Object-Oriented XML: Motivations, applications, and performance evaluation

E. H.C. Mak, S. S.M. Chan, Qing Li

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Currently, XML by itself is a flat structure used to describe structured document for data transfer. In this paper, through a Web based video application which uses enhanced XML descriptions for data transfer, we present an approach to convert the enhanced XML into Object-Oriented XML by integrating them into an object-oriented database (OODB). To enhance the functionality of the XML objects, methods are incorporated, making the efficient XML processing and retrieval to be possible. For higher query performance, we apply upon the XML objects the structural join index hierarchy (SJIH) which is an object indexing technique particularly suited to multimedia databases. The validity and effectiveness of this approach is demonstrated through an analytical evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1st International Symposium on Cyber Worlds, CW 2002
EditorsShietung Peng, Shuichi Yukita, Vladimir V. Savchenko
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0769518621, 9780769518626
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on Cyber Worlds, CW 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 6 Nov 20028 Nov 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - 1st International Symposium on Cyber Worlds, CW 2002


Conference1st International Symposium on Cyber Worlds, CW 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Artificial Intelligence

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