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Generic Query Toolkit: A Query Interface Generator Integrating Data Mining

Generic Query Toolkit: A Query Interface Generator Integrating Data Mining
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Author(s): Lichun Zhu (University of Windsor, Canada), C. I. Ezeife (University of Windsor, Canada)and R. D. Kent (University of Windsor, Canada)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch263
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


Construction of flexible query interface constitutes a very important part in the design of information systems. The major goal is that new queries can easily be built by either the developers or the end-users of information systems. Some information systems would provide a list of predefined queries and future additional queries would need to be reconstructed from scratch. Thus, the low degree of reusability of query modules is a limitation of the database query report systems that these information systems are based on. This paper presents Generic Query Toolkit, a software package that automates the query interface generation process. It consists of a parser and an interpreter for a newly defined Generic Query Script Language, a background query processing unit, a presentation layer service provider and the presentation layer component. Data mining querying feature has been integrated into this query language. Future work will integrate more data mining querying and other advanced features.

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