Friday, November 27, 2009

Querying XML or Digital Signal Processing

Querying XML: XQuery, XPath, and SQL/XML in Context

Author: Jim Melton

There is no more authoritative pair of authors on Querying XML than Jim Melton and Stephen Buxton. Best of all, as readers of Jim's other books know, his informal writing style will teach you what you need to know about this complex subject without giving you a headache. If you need a comprehensive and accessible overview of Querying XML, this is the book you have been waiting for.-—from the foreword by Don Chamberlin, IBM Fellow, Almaden Research Center

XML has become the lingua franca for representing business data, for exchanging information between business partners and applications, and for adding structure— and sometimes meaning—to text-based documents. XML offers some special challenges and opportunities in the area of search: querying XML can produce very precise, fine-grained results, if you know how to express and execute those queries.

For software developers and systems architects: this book teaches the most useful approaches to querying XML documents and repositories. This book will also help managers and project leaders grasp how "querying XML" fits into the larger context of querying and XML. Querying XML provides a comprehensive background from fundamental concepts (What is XML?) to data models (the Infoset, PSVI, XQuery Data Model), to APIs (querying XML from SQL or Java) and more.

* Presents the concepts clearly, and demonstrates them with illustrations and examples; offers a thorough mastery of the subject area in a single book.
* Provides comprehensive coverage of XML query languages, and the concepts needed to understand them completely (such as the XQuery Data Model).
* Shows how to query XML documentsand data using: XPath (the XML Path Language); XQuery, soon to be the new W3C Recommendation for querying XML; XQuery's companion XQueryX; and SQL, featuring the SQL/XML extensions.
* Includes an extensive set of XQuery, XPath, SQL, Java, and other examples, with links to downloadable code and data samples.

Jim Melton of Oracle Corporation is editor of all parts of ISO/IEC 9075 (SQL) and has been active in SQL standardization for two decades. More recently, he has been active in the W3C's XML Query Working Group that defined XQuery, is co-Chair of that WG, and co-edited two of the XQuery specifications. Stephen Buxton is Director of Product Management at Mark Logic Corporation, and a member of the W3C XQuery Working Group and Full-Text Task Force. Until recently, Stephen was Director of Product Management for Text and XML at Oracle Corporation.

Table of Contents:
Ch. 1XML3
Ch. 2Querying31
Ch. 3Querying XML45
Ch. 4Metadata - an overview67
Ch. 5Structural metadata85
Ch. 6The XML information set (infoset) and beyond123
Ch. 7Managing XML : transforming and connecting153
Ch. 8Storing : XML and databases193
Ch. 9XPath 1.0 and XPath 2.0215
Ch. 10Introduction to XQuery 1.0261
Ch. 11XQuery 1.0 definition329
Ch. 12XQueryX407
Ch. 13What's missing?439
Ch. 14XQuery APIs497
Ch. 15Sql/Xml523
Ch. 16XML-derived markup languages585
Ch. 17Internationalization : putting the "W" in "WWW"605
Ch. 18Finding stuff623

Book review: Running in Literature or Monochrome Days

Digital Signal Processing: A Computer Based Approach

Author: Sanjit K Mitra

This book takes advantage of the availability of high-level software to illustrate how to use the computer to solve real-life design problems. The inclusion of MATLAB exercises throughout the book illustrates its powerful capability in solving signal processing problems.

1 comment:

  1. You want want to look at vtd-xml, another XPath engine that offers a lot of cool features