Exploiting the Functionality of Object-Oriented Database Management Systems for Information Retrieval
In this paper, we present the approach of FIRE to utilizing an object-oriented Database Management System (DBMS) for Information Retrieval (IR) purposes. First, a comprehensive overview of previous attempts to use DBMSs for implementing IR systems is given. Next, differences between DBMSs and IR systems, with regard to indexing and retrieval, are discussed. In addition, some shortcomings of DBMSs with regard to supporting IR systems are pointed out. Then, an overview of FIRE, which is designed as a reusable IR framework, is given and its approach presented in more detail. Special attention is given to the design and implementation of an IR-index and how retrieval efficiency can be improved by using the optimization facilities of the underlying object-oriented DBMS.
[Son96b] Sonnenberger G.. Exploiting the Functionality of Object-Oriented Database Management Systems for Information Retrieval. In IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 1, pages 14-23, 1996.