PrefixSummary: A directory structure for selective probing on wireless stream of heterogeneous XML data

Chang Sup Park, Jun Pyo Park, Yon Dohn Chung

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Wireless broadcasting of heterogeneous XML data has become popular in many applications, where energy-efficient processing of user queries at the mobile client is a critical issue. This paper proposes a new index structure for wireless stream of heterogeneous XML data to enhance tuning time performance in processing path queries on the stream. The index called PrefixSummary stores for each location path in the XML data the address of a bucket in the stream which contains an XML node satisfying the location path and appearing first in the stream. We present algorithms to generate broadcast stream with the proposed index and to process a path query on the stream efficiently by exploiting the index. We also suggest a replication scheme of PrefixSummary within a broadcast cycle to reduce latency in query processing. By analysis and experiment we show the proposed PrefixSummary approach can reduce tuning time for processing path queries significantly while it can also achieve reasonable access time performance by means of replication of the index over the broadcast stream.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1427-1435
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May


  • Index
  • Wireless broadcast
  • XML data stream
  • XML path query processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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