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A Reuse Based Object-Oriented Framework Towards Flexible Formulation of Complex Queries

  • Abdelhak Seriai
  • Chabane Oussalah
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 7)

Abstract

Query formulation remains obstinately difficult for large classes of users. Indeed, with the exception of approaches facilitating syntax problems, there is a noticeable absence of models taking charge of the user through from specification of their needs to formulation of their queries. In this article, we take a novel look to object-oriented queries — reifying the ones which users formulate as components then reusing them, by means of strategies for selecting, assembling and adapting them to help in the formulation of new complex queries.

Keywords

Complex Query Elementary Component Query Formulation Query Answer Visual Query 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdelhak Seriai
    • 1
  • Chabane Oussalah
    • 2
  1. 1.LGI2P/EMA-EERIENîmes cedex 1France
  2. 2.IRINUniversité de NantesNantes cedex 3France

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