Performance Comparison of Relational and Native-XML Databases using the Semantics of the Land Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model (LC2IEDM)
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Efforts to improve the military decision and action cycle have centered on automating the command and control process and improving interoperability among joint and coalition forces. However, information automation by itself can lead to increased operator overload when the way this information is stored and presented is not structured and consistently filtered. The majority of messaging systems store information in a document-centric free-text format that makes it difficult for command and control systems, relational databases, software agents and web portals to intelligently search the information. Consistent structure and semantic meaning is essential when integrating these capabilities. Military-grade implementations must also provide high performance. A widely accepted platform-independent technology standard for representing document-centric information is the Extensible Markup Language XML. XML supports the structured representation of information in context through the use of metadata. By using an XML Schema generated from MIPs Land Command and Control Information Exchange Data Model LC2IEDM, it is feasible to compare the syntactic strength of human-readable XML documents with the semantics of LC2IEDM as used within a relational database.
- Information Science
- Computer Programming and Software