To Weave the Web.

Paolo Atzeni, Giansalvatore Mecca, Paolo Merialdo: To Weave the Web. VLDB 1997: 206-215
  author    = {Paolo Atzeni and
               Giansalvatore Mecca and
               Paolo Merialdo},
  editor    = {Matthias Jarke and
               Michael J. Carey and
               Klaus R. Dittrich and
               Frederick H. Lochovsky and
               Pericles Loucopoulos and
               Manfred A. Jeusfeld},
  title     = {To Weave the Web},
  booktitle = {VLDB'97, Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, August 25-29, 1997, Athens, Greece},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1997},
  isbn      = {1-55860-470-7},
  pages     = {206-215},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/AtzeniMM97.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/97},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


The paper discusses the issue of views in the Web context. We introduce a set languages for managing and restructuring data coming from the World Wide Web. We present a specific data model, called the Araneus Data Model, inspired to the structures typically present in Web sites. The model allows us to describe the scheme of a Web hypertext, in the spirit of databases. Based on the data model, we develop two languages to support a sophisticate view definition process: the first, called Ulixes, is used to build database views of the Web, which can then be analyzed and integrated using database techniques; the second, called Penelope, allows the definition of derived Web hypertexts from relational views. This can be used to generate hypertextual views over the Web.

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Matthias Jarke, Michael J. Carey, Klaus R. Dittrich, Frederick H. Lochovsky, Pericles Loucopoulos, Manfred A. Jeusfeld (Eds.): VLDB'97, Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 25-29, 1997, Athens, Greece. Morgan Kaufmann 1997, ISBN 1-55860-470-7
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