Workshop on Ranked XML Querying

Thanks to an excellent blog written by Panos Ipeirotis at the NYU Stern School, I learned about a workshop held last month in Dagstuhl on ranked XML querying. Most of the presentations are available online, including one entitled DB & IR from a DB Viewpoint by Gerhard Weikum at the Max Planck Institut für Informatik. I’m excited to see these efforts to unify the DB and IR perspectives. So much more productive than the infamous MapReduce debate!

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.