home > library > publications > sql as tm query language? no, thanks!

close subject identifiers for SQL as TM Query Language? No, thanks!
  • http://www.topicmapslab.de/publications/sql_as_topic_map_query_language_no_thanks

SQL as TM Query Language? No, thanks!

Paper, by Robert Barta

This document states that SQL is not a convenient and adequate query language.

External Link: more information

Quite a number of people store their topic maps in relational databases. This is all well and good, but when it comes to retrieving the content effectively, I do not think that SQL is a convenient and adequate query language. This opinionated, tongue-in-cheek rant tries to compile all arguments so far why an SQL model as suggested with TMRQL is good as implementation but not good for a TM query language.


Robert Barta

No contact information available. 


Robert is project leader of Perl XTM Engine (superseeded.. and Perl TM.


Follow us on Twitter


Topic Maps aware search adds an important and efficient access path both to information, and to the knowledge represented in our application systems.

Ralf Eilbracht
Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

Graduate from the Topic Maps Lab