Date Added: Jul 2009
Labeling schemes lie at the core of query processing for many XML database management systems. Designing labeling schemes for dynamic XML documents is an important problem that has received a lot of research attention. Existing dynamic labeling schemes, however, often sacrifice query performance and introduce additional labeling cost to facilitate arbitrary updates even when the documents actually seldom get updated. Since the line between static and dynamic XML documents is often blurred in practice, the authors believe it is important to design a labeling scheme that is compact and efficient regardless of whether the documents are frequently updated or not.