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J. Van den Bussche, S. Vansummeren, and G. Vossen. Towards Practical Meta-Querying. Information Systems, 30(4):317-332, 2005.

Abstract

We describe a meta-querying system for databases containing queries in addition to ordinary data. In the context of such databases, a meta-query is a query about queries. Representing stored queries in XML, and using the standard XML manipulation language XSLT as a sublanguage, we show that just a few features need to be added to SQL to turn it into a fully-fledged meta-query language. The good news is that these features can be directly supported by extensible database technology.


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