Orthogonal Range Searching

Querying a Database
  • Mark de Berg
  • Marc van Kreveld
  • Mark Overmars
  • Otfried Schwarzkopf

Abstract

At first sight it seems that databases have little to do with geometry. Nevertheless, many types of questions—from now on called queries—about data in a database can be interpreted geometrically. To this end we transform records in a database into points in a multi-dimensional space, and we transform the queries about the records into queries on this set of points. Let’s demonstrate this with an example.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark de Berg
    • 1
  • Marc van Kreveld
    • 1
  • Mark Overmars
    • 1
  • Otfried Schwarzkopf
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUtrecht UniversityTB UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Computer SciencePohang University of Science and TechnologyHyoya-Dong, PohangSouth Korea

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