Algebraic Semantics of XML Schema

  • Leonid Novak
  • Alexandre Zamulin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3631)


The semantics of the core features of XML Schema in terms of the XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 data model algebraically defined is given. The database state is represented as a many-sorted algebra whose sorts are sets of data type values and different kinds of nodes and whose operations are data type operations and node accessors. It is shown that a document can be easily mapped to its implementation in terms of nodes and accessors defined on them.


Complex Type Element Node Algebraic Semantic Node Accessor Document Schema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonid Novak
    • 1
  • Alexandre Zamulin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of System ProgrammingRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics SystemsSiberian Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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