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   Re: [xml-dev] indexing and querying XML (not XQuery)

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  • To: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] indexing and querying XML (not XQuery)
  • From: Alan Gutierrez <alan-xml-dev@engrm.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 15:12:09 -0400
  • Cc: 'Wolfgang Hoschek' <whoschek@lbl.gov>, 'Robert Koberg' <rob@koberg.com>, 'XML Developers List' <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
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* Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> [2005-08-24 14:51]:

> I've only been skimming this thread, but I think a point that
> needs to be made is that XQuery and full-text are trying to do
> very different things.  Full-text queries take the form "find me
> documents about sales of tomatoes", database queries take the form
> "how many tomatoes did we sell last month?".  They are thus quite
> different animals: "find me what's been written on the subject"
> versus "tell me the facts".

    Still, there are full text facilities in most relational
    database engines.

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
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