University Of Zululand
The authors' research explores a new database extension. Their aim is to see how far it is possible to support collaborative editing and document provenance with database technology, and extend the technology to fully support the data type document. They present an overview of techniques relevant in this area, some of the research challenges, and present a research plan which focuses on the issues of storage, query and manipulation of documents within a database. The current state of experimental work is summarized. Then a plan for further work is presented in detail.