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ER-based Information Retrieval in a mixed database environment

  • Peter Rosengren
  • Ulf Wingstedt
  • Marie Bern
  • Peeter Kool
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 823)

Abstract

This paper presents an integrated Four Tools approach to providing an ER-based Information Retrieval Interface for mixed database environments, including relational, text, and picture databases. The Four Tools supports several types of interaction, formalised querying, exploratory ad-hoc browsing, schema navigation, and entity inspection. A combination of ER-models and hypermedia is applied in order to support exploratory searches following hyperlinks, yet maintaining orientation in the information space using the ER-model. The paper shows how previous research on ER-based Query Interfaces can be extended to the field of multimedia databases.

Keywords

Query Language Multimedia Data Information Space Visual Language Query Formulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Rosengren
    • 1
  • Ulf Wingstedt
    • 1
  • Marie Bern
    • 1
  • Peeter Kool
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Institute for Systems DevelopmentKistaSweden

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