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Author Belokosztolszki, András ♦ Schikuta, Erich
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
Publisher IEEE Computer Society Press
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Interpretative Level ♦ Physical Representation ♦ Semantic Knowledge ♦ Data File ♦ Arbitrary Bit ♦ High Performance ♦ Framework Physical File ♦ Respective Application ♦ Logical Information ♦ Interpretative Information ♦ Homogeneous Framework ♦ Database World ♦ Physical Storage Paradigm ♦ Volatile Information
Description File I/O data is interpreted by high performance parallel/distributed applications mostly as a sequence of arbitrary bits. This leads to the situation where data is ’volatile ’ information that has meaning only with the respective application responsible for it; a fact that contradicts the physical storage paradigm. We claim that this situation must change and see the necessity to follow an approach – known from the database world – to interpret data as ‘a model of reality’. To achieve this we add semantic knowledge to the data files. Thus we propose an XML based language, which provides homogeneous framework for describing data on all interpretative levels from physical representation to logical information. In our framework physical files are consequently augmented by interpretative information specified in the proposed language. This approach delivers beside semantic knowledge on the data the advantages of persistence and portability. 1.
In Proceedings of the 11th Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing PDP 2003
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-01-01