Abstract

Data query operations inside programming languages presently perform their functions through the use of domain-specific, declarative expressions and by way of course-grain, API library calls. These methods of operation are practiced by relational databases as well as semistructured XML data stores. Layers of translation, which are necessary to transform data and instructions from the domain of programming languages to data query systems, negtatively effect the performance of data query operations. Skuery resolves this impedance by adopting XML as a native data type with a native representation (SXML). Likewise, query operations are defined in a general purpose programming language (Scheme in this case) not in an external data query environment. Skuery increases programmer productivity by abstracting layers of translation and unifying computational and data query operations under the auspices of a general purpose programming language.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2007-01-02

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1677

Keywords

Skuery Scheme, XQuery, data-query

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