On Inference of XML Schema with the Knowledge of an Obsolete One

Provided by: Australian Computer Society
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
The XML has undoubtedly become a standard for data representation and manipulation. But most of XML documents are still created without the respective description of their structure, i.e. an XML schema. Hence, in this paper, the authors focus on the problem of automatic inferring of an XML schema for a given sample set of XML documents. Contrary to existing approaches they propose an algorithm that exploits additional input information - an obsolete XML schema. Consequently, they are able to exploit the information which was correct once and to infer the schema more efficiently.

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