DRUID: Coupling user written documents and databases

Youakim Badr, Frédérique Laforest, André Flory

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Most database applications capture their data using graphical forms. Fields have limited size and predefined type. Although data in fields is associated with constraints, it is modeled to conform to a rigid schema. Unfortunately, too many constraints on data are not convenient as most human activities are document-centric. In fact, documents are a natural way for human information production and consumption. In this paper, we introduce DRUID, a document capturing and wrapping system. It ensures flexible and well-adapted information capture based on a Document User Interface and information retrieval based on databases. DRUID relies on a wrapper that transforms documents contents into relevant data. Also, it provides an expressive specification language for end-users to write domain-related extraction patterns. We validate our information system with a prototype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICEIS 2003 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
EditorsOlivier Camp, Mario Piattini, Slimane Hammoudi, Joaquim Filipe
PublisherEscola Superior de Tecnologia do Instituto Politecnico de Setubal
Pages191-196
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9729881618
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2003 - Angers, France
Duration: Apr 23 2003Apr 26 2003

Publication series

NameICEIS 2003 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Volume1

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2003
CountryFrance
CityAngers
Period4/23/034/26/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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