Institute for Informatics
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Databases and Information Systems

Linked XML
Information Sources
Uni Göttingen

LinXIS: Linked XML Information Sources (2001-2007)

The project investigated the database aspects of linked XML instances.

  • Data Modeling
  • Querying and Evaluation
  • Applications


PhD Theses from this project

The approach has been implemented as an extension of the native XML database system eXist. A demo with some example queries has been available, but went out of service in late 2008.
The project used a distributed XML version of the Mondial database which is still available (data frozen in 2006).

The project has been supported in 2003-2006 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Earlier prototypes

As a first step, an XSLT script that materializes the logical data model has been written for validating and illustrating the approach. As a second step, a prototype based on the LoPiX system for evaluating queries against distributed, linked sources has been implemented (2003).