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Advances in Digital Libraries Conference, IEEE (2000)
Washington, D.C.
May 22, 2000 to May 24, 2000
ISBN: 0-7695-0659-3
pp: 58
Changqing Zhang , State University of New York at Binghamton
Weiyi Meng , State University of New York at Binghamton
Z. Wu , State University of New York at Binghamton
Zhongfei Zhang , State University of New York at Binghamton
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we describe an SQL-like query language — WebSSQL — for retrieving desired web pages. WebSSQL has several unique features. First, WebSSQL assumes that each web page is a multimedia document consisting of structured data, text data and possibly image data. Second, WebSSQL treats each page as a node in a directed graph composed of many web pages and links among them. Third, WebSSQL is similarity-based meaning that the retrieved web pages will be ranked based on their closeness to a given query. The traditional SQL does not support similarity-based retrieval and ranking. With WebSSQL, users can specify their search needs more precisely, leading to more accurate retrieval of useful information.
INDEX TERMS
Query Language, SQL, Search Engine, Multimedia
CITATION

W. Meng, Z. Wu, C. Zhang and Z. Zhang, "WebSSQL - A Query Language for Multimedia Web Documents," Advances in Digital Libraries Conference, IEEE(ADL), Washington, D.C., 2000, pp. 58.
doi:10.1109/ADL.2000.848370
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