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Celebrating 10 Years of XML Volume 45, Number 2, 2006 Click to enlarge
SJ 45-2
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an open standard for creating markup languages that describe the structure of data. Since work began on XML 10 years ago, its uses have proliferated at a rapid pace, making it the predominant mechanism for electronic data interchange between information systems. An introductory paper in this issue of the Journal puts the XML phenomenon in its technical and cultural contexts. Then, 12 additional papers address a range of XML-related topics: core XML technologies, connecting business to data, connecting data to applications, mapping technologies, and connecting business to business with Web services.
Table of Contents Papers in:        Order No. G321-0161-00
Introduction Paul Horn, Senior Vice President, IBM Research and Steven Mills, Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Software Group  
Preface John J. Ritsko and Alex Birman p. 205
Overview
Technical context and cultural consequences of XML S. Adler, R. Cochrane, J. F. Morar, and A. Spector p. 207
Core XML technologies
Generation of efficient parsers through direct compilation of XML Schema grammars E. Perkins, M. Matsa, M. G. Kostoulas, A. Heifets, and N. Mendelsohn p. 225
Connecting to business data
Integration of SQL and XQuery in IBM DB2 F. Özcan, D. Chamberlin, K. Kulkarni, and J.-E. Michels p. 245
DB2 goes hybrid: Integrating native XML and XQuery with relational data and SQL K. Beyer, R. Cochrane, M. Hvizdos, V. Josifovski, J. Kleewein, G. Lapis, G. Lohman, R. Lyle, M. Nicola, F. Özcan, H. Pirahesh, N. Seemann, A. Singh, T. Truong, R. C. Van der Linden, B. Vickery, C. Zhang, and G. Zhang p. 271
Cost-based optimization in DB2 XML A. Balmin, T. Eliaz, J. Hornibrook, L. Lim, G. M. Lohman, D. Simmen, M. Wang, and C. Zhang p. 299
The importance of sibling clustering for efficient bulkload of XML document trees C. C. Kanne and G. Moerkotte p. 321
XQuery Full-Text extensions explained S. Amer-Yahia, C. Botev, J. Dörre, and J. Shanmugasundaram p. 335
Enhancing XML search with XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Full-Text P. Case p. 353
Connecting data to applications
Revolutionary impact of XML on biomedical information interoperability A. Shabo, S. Rabinovici-Cohen, and P. Vortman p. 361
Emerging patterns in the use of XML for information modeling in vertical industries S. Hinkelman, D. Buddenbaum, and L.-J. Zhang p. 373
Mapping technologies
XML mapping technology: Making connections in an XML-centric world M. Roth, M. A. Hernandez, P. Coulthard, L. Yan, L. Popa, H. C.-T. Ho, and C. C. Salter p. 389
Virtual XML: A toolbox and use cases for the XML world view K. H. Rose, S. Malaika, and R. J. Schloss p. 411
Connecting business to business with Web Services
Business processes for Web Services: Principles and applications R. Khalaf, A. Keller, and F. Leymann p. 425

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