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Because of increasing use of XML data on the internet, the need for an efficient method of storing and querying XML data is vital. So far, two major types of system for XML data management have been introduced: XML Enabled systems and XML native systems. The former uses relational database system for storing and querying XML data and the latter is a special XML database system which is based on XML data model. Since relational database systems are more mature than XML native systems, it seems that the use of abilities and efficiencies of relational systems is more economical. In this article, we have introduced a new relational schema named XLight for storing and processing XML data, and we have compared it with some similar methods.
Date of Conference: 9-10 Feb. 2010