RWTH Aachen University
As XML (eXtensible Markup Language) has become a standard for data representation, it is inevitable to propose and implement techniques for efficient managing of XML data. A natural alternative is to exploit features and functions of (object) relational database systems, i.e. to rely on their long theoretical and practical history. The main concern of such techniques is the choice of an appropriate XML-to-relational mapping strategy. In this paper, the authors focus on enhancing of user-driven techniques which leave the mapping decisions in hands of users.