Indexing Techniques for Advanced Database Systems / Edition 1

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The need for a book addressing indexing problems in advanced applications is evident. For practitioners and database and application developers, this book explains best practice, guiding the selection of appropriate indexes for each application. For researchers, this book provides a foundation for the development of new and more robust indexes. For newcomers, this book is an overview of the wide range of advanced indexing techniques. Indexing Techniques for Advanced Database Systems is suitable as a secondary text for a graduate level course on Indexing Techniques, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry.
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Overviews the range of advanced indexing techniques, explains how to select appropriate indexes for different applications, and provides a foundation for development of new and more robust indexes. Five chapters discuss indexing problems and techniques for object-oriented, spatial, image, temporal, and text databases. A final chapter discusses indexing problems in emerging applications. Suitable as a secondary text for a graduate level course on indexing techniques, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792399858
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 8/31/1997
  • Series: Advances in Database Systems Series, #8
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Object-oriented Databases 1
1.1 Object-oriented data model and query language 3
1.2 Index organizations for aggregation graphs 7
1.3 Index organizations for inheritance hierarchies 20
1.4 Integrated organizations 29
1.5 Caching and pointer swizzling 36
2 Spatial Databases 39
2.1 Query processing using approximations 40
2.2 A taxonomy of spatial indexes 42
2.3 Binary-tree based indexing techniques 46
2.4 B-tree based indexing techniques 56
2.5 Cell methods based on dynamic hashing 64
2.6 Spatial objects ordering 70
2.7 Comparative evaluation 71
3 Image Databases 77
3.1 Image database systems 78
3.2 Indexing issues and basic mechanisms 80
3.3 A taxonomy on image indexes 84
3.4 Color-spatial hierarchical indexes 91
3.5 Signature-based color-spatial retrieval 105
4 Temporal Databases 113
4.1 Temporal databases 114
4.2 Temporal queries 119
4.3 Temporal indexes 121
4.4 Experimental study 142
5 Text Databases 151
5.1 Querying text databases 152
5.2 Indexing 157
5.3 Query evaluation 169
5.4 Refinements to text databases 175
6 Emerging Applications 185
6.1 Indexing techniques for parallel and distributed databases 186
6.2 Indexing issues in mobile computing 194
6.3 Indexing techniques for data warehousing systems 203
6.4 Indexing techniques for the Web 210
6.5 Indexing techniques for constraint databases 214
References 225
Index 247
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