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DRUID : coupling user written documents and databases

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.
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Youakim Badr, Frederique Laforest, André Flory. DRUID : coupling user written documents and databases. 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2003, Apr 2003, Angers, France. pp.191-196. ⟨hal-01593716⟩



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