Efficient access to data, sharing data, extracting information from data, and making use of the information have become urgent needs for today's corporations. With so much data on the Web, managing it with conventional tools is becoming almost impossible. New tools and techniques are necessary to provide interoperability as well as warehousing betw
SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR XML. Introduction. World Wide Web and XML. Web Database Management and XML. Information Retrieval Systems and XML. Information Management Technologies and XML. E-Commerce and XML. Metadata, Ontologies, and XML. XML AND THE SEMANTIC WEB. Basic Concepts in XML. Advanced Concepts in XML. Semantic Web. Semistructured Databases. Databases. XML APPLICATIONS OF XML. Applications of XML to E-Commerce. Applications of XML to Data Management. Applications of XML to Information Management. XML-Based Data And Information Management Tools For The Web. Building the Semantic Web. Summary and Directions. REFERENCES. APPENDIX A: Data Management Systems: Developments and Trends. APPENDIX B: Database Systems and Related Technologies. INDEX.