As advertised just before Friday’s lecture
Defining and using schemas to capture particular kinds of XML document.
Notes for Tutorial 3 now online, together with the next set of exercises.
Edinburgh Careers in Tech Fair: Wednesday afternoon, Informatics Forum
Screening of “The Computers” this evening in Appleton Tower. Learn about the women who first coded for ENIAC, one of the earliest programmable computers.
Semistructured data: what that is, the XPath data model of trees to represent it, and the XML language supporting that
Slides : Recording This afternoon the final lecture on Structure Data covered a range of database topics: ACID properties for transactions; the NoSQL movement; nested SQL queries, set operations, and aggregate queries; ultimate physical limits to computation; the wonders of
Tutorial notes now online, as are next week’s exercises.
Basics of SQL: the language, writing simple queries, how these are executed.
One language to describe what data you want to see; another to formulate how to find it. Also, the unsettling capabilities of Facebook Graph Search.