University of Tasmania

File(s) under permanent embargo

DDE: from dewey to a fully dynamic XML labeling scheme

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-23, 09:01 authored by Xu, L, Ling, TK, Wu, H, Bao, Z
Labeling schemes lie at the core of query processing for many XML database management systems. Designing la- beling schemes for dynamic XML documents is an impor- tant problem that has received a lot of research attention. Existing dynamic labeling schemes, however, often sacri¯ce query performance and introduce additional labeling cost to facilitate arbitrary updates even when the documents actu- ally seldom get updated. Since the line between static and dynamic XML documents is often blurred in practice, we believe it is important to design a labeling scheme that is compact and e±cient regardless of whether the documents are frequently updated or not. In this paper, we propose a novel labeling scheme called DDE (for Dynamic DEwey) which is tailored for both static and dynamic XML docu- ments. For static documents, the labels of DDE are the same as those of dewey which yield compact size and high query performance. When updates take place, DDE can completely avoid re-labeling and its label quality is most re- silient to the number and order of insertions compared to the existing approaches. In addition, we introduce Com- pact DDE (CDDE) which is designed to optimize the per- formance of DDE for insertions. Both DDE and CDDE can be incorporated into existing systems and applications that are based on dewey labeling scheme with minimum e®orts. Experiment results demonstrate the bene¯ts of our proposed labeling schemes over the previous approaches.


Publication title

Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data


C Binnig, B Dageville






School of Information and Communication Technology


Association for Computing Machinery

Place of publication

United States of America

Event title

2009 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data

Event Venue

Rhode Island, USA

Date of Event (Start Date)


Date of Event (End Date)


Rights statement

Copyright 2009 ACM

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified

Usage metrics

    University Of Tasmania


    Ref. manager