Aqueducts: A Layered Pipeline-Based Architecture for XML Processing

  • Miguel A. Martínez-Prieto
  • Carlos E. Cuesta
  • Pablo de la Fuente
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4758)


Aqueducts define a variant of the pipe-filter style designed to handle and manage semi-structured data streams, including those describing system structures themselves, such as XML-based architecture descriptions. This style is based on the concept of aqueduct, a higher-order filter which comprises a sequence of filters able to define a process logic using flow control constructs. Those filters can be expanded, then defining an inner layer in the Aqueducts hierarchy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Martínez-Prieto
    • 1
  • Carlos E. Cuesta
    • 2
  • Pablo de la Fuente
    • 1
  1. 1.GRINBD, Depto. de Informática, E.T.S. de Ingeniería Informática, Universidad de Valladolid, 47011 ValladolidSpain)
  2. 2.Kybele, Depto. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos II, E.T.S. de Ingeniería Informática, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Móstoles, MadridSpain)

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