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WebFindIt: an architecture and system for querying Web databases

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4 Author(s)
Bouguettaya, A. ; Center for Cooperative Inf. Syst., Queensland Univ. of Technol., Brisbane, Qld., Australia ; Bentallah, B. ; Ouzzani, M. ; Hendra, L.

The Web offers a single user interface to data sharing across heterogeneous and autonomous databases, but it was not designed to handle the rigid DBMS protocols and data formats used by relational and object-oriented databases. WebFindIt is an ongoing project to develop the database equivalent of the World Wide Web-namely, a World Wide Database-through a middleware infrastructure for describing, locating, and accessing data from any kind of Web-accessible database. A special-purpose language, Web-Tassili, supports the definition and manipulation of middleware constructs for organizing the information space. An implementation of WebFindIt combines Java, CORBA and database technologies

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Jul/Aug 1999

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