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  1. A Faceted Query Engine Applied to Archaeology Kenneth A. Ross Angel Janevski Julia Stoyanovich Columbia University VLDB 2005

  2. VLDB 2005 August 31, 2005

  3. VLDB 2005 August 31, 2005

  4. facets • material: iron • weight: 98 grams • found in: surface layer • condition: corroded • manufacture: hammered • Goals • Record information • Classify artifacts • Analyze, interpret off-site • Suitable for non-technical users VLDB 2005 August 31, 2005

  5. VLDB 2005 August 31, 2005

  6. The Faceted Approach • Groups of entities classified along facets • mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive • Complex hierarchy & entity structure • Entity set – basic conceptual structure • Data model, query language [SWDB 2004] • Domain-independent implementation • Data stored in RDBMS VLDB 2005

  7. Overview of the Project • “Computational Tools for Modeling, Visualization, and Analysis of Archaeological Sites” • Inter-disciplinary • Archaeology, Databases, Robotics, Virtual Environments • Thulamela, South Africa • 450 entities • Memphis, Egypt • 3400 entities VLDB 2005

  8. DEMO Wednesday 14:00 – 15:30 Friday 9:00 – 10:30