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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2005 vol. 9)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 64-71
Barbara Catania , University of Genoa, Italy
Anna Maddalena , University of Genoa, Italy
Athena Vakali , Aristotle University
XML's increasing diffusion makes efficient XML query processing and indexing all the more critical. Given the semistructured nature of XML documents, however, general query processing techniques won't work. Researchers have proposed several specialized indexing methods that offer query processors efficient access to XML documents, although none are yet fully implemented in commercial products. The classification of XML indexing techniques in this article identifies current practices and trends, offering insight into how developers can improve query processing and select the best solution for particular contexts.
XML query processing, XML indexing

A. Vakali, A. Maddalena and B. Catania, "XML Document Indexes: A Classification," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. , pp. 64-71, 2005.
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