Title

Cluster-Based Database Selection Techniques for Routing Bibliographic Queries

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

8-1999

Abstract

In this paper, we focus on the database selection problem in the context of a global digital library consisting of a large number of online bibliographic servers. Each server hosts a bibliographic database that contains bibliographic records each of which consists of text values for a number of pre-defined bibliographic attributes such as title, author, call number, subject, etc.. Each bibliographic database supports user queries on the bibliographic attributes. Since bibliographic records are relatively small in size, we only consider bibliographic databases that support boolean queries on the bibliographic attributes, and the query results are not ranked. While focusing on bibliographic databases, we believe that our proposed solution can be extended to handle other databases that contain searchable text attributes. Formally, we define a general database selection problem as follows:

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Database and Expert Systems Applications: 10th International Conference, DEXA’99 Florence, Italy, August 30 - September 3, 1999: Proceedings

Volume

1677

First Page

100

Last Page

109

ISBN

9783540483090

Identifier

10.1007/3-540-48309-8_9

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Florence, Italy, 30 Aug-1 Sep

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-48309-8_9