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QBI: Query By Icons

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Author: Antonio Massari, Stefano Pavani, Lorenzo Saladini, Panos K. Chrysanthis

Abstract: QBI is an icon-based query processing and exploration facility for large distributed databases [3]. As opposed to other interactive query interfaces, it combines (1) a pure iconic specification, i.e., no diagrams of any form, only icon manipulation, with (2) intensional browsing or metaquery tools that assist in the formulation of complete queries without involving path specification or access to the actual data in the database.Path expressions are automatically generated by QBI and irrespective of their length, represented by a single icon, allowing for better use of the screen. It requires no special knowledge of the content of the underlying database nor understanding of the details of the database schema. Hence, QBI is domain independent and equally useful to both unsophisticated and expert users.

Published In: Proc of the 1995 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data

Pages: p. 477

Place Published: San Jose, California, USA

Year Published: 1995

Note: DOI:10.1145/223784.223890

Project: Others Subject Area: Others

Publication Type: Others

Sponsor: Others

Citation:Text Latex BibTex XML Antonio Massari, Stefano Pavani, Lorenzo Saladini, and Panos K. Chrysanthis. QBI: Query By Icons. Proc of the 1995 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data. p. 477. 1995. San Jose, California, USA. (Note: DOI:10.1145/223784.223890).