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Subject: [xsl] RE: [xquery-talk] deduplicating information in XML files
From: Robby Pelssers <Robby.Pelssers@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:05:55 +0200

Hi,

I'm currently trying out a pure XSLT solution.  As an add-on, I'd like to
mention I like where Zorba is going although I did not have the time to use it
yet. I really need to take a closer look once I have time at the
documentation.

Thx for the tip by the way.

Robby

-----Original Message-----
From: Helena Galhardas [mailto:helena.galhardas@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:19 PM
To: Robby Pelssers
Cc: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; xquery-discuss; Bruno Martins; Daniela
Florescu
Subject: Re: [xquery-talk] deduplicating information in XML files

Dear Robby,

Zorba XQuery processor currently supports a data cleaning module (look for
data cleaning in http://www.zorba-xquery.com/html/modules)
that we may want to try.

In principle, the requirements associated to your data de-duplication problem
can be addressed by writing an XQuery program that invokes some of the
functions available in this data cleaning module.

We would appreciate your feedback if you decide to do so and please let us
know if we can help somehow.

Thanks.
Best Regards,
Helena Galhardas

On Oct 12, 2012, at 1:02 PM, Robby Pelssers wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> This time I have a rather challenging task at hand.  Let me first
> describe the use case.  We have lots of product information stored in
> XML.  Some of that information describes . Technical applications .
> Features and benefits . Technical summary
>
> One of the problems is a lot of products had e.g. the same features
> and benefits as they are of the same product family or group.  But as
> we stored that info per product it got duplicated.  Now we want to
> deduplicate that info by generating DITA maps and topics (both are
> just XML).  Now for simplicity let's assume we generate the following
> content for product1 and product2.  The goal is to get from INPUT to
> OUTPUT by checking if the body of the linked topics are duplicates,
> next create 1 generic topic and rewrite the links in the map to  point
> to that single topic.  I have XSLT / XQuery (XMLDB) and Java at my
> disposal to get the job done.  I'm not sure what will be the easiest
> way to get the job done.  Keep also in mind that my INPUT will contain
> a few 1000 files (maps and linked topics) and I will need to
> deduplicate the whole set ;-)
>
> Thx upfront for any input,
> Robby
>
> INPUT
>
> Product1_map.xml
> <map>
>   <features-benefits-ref href="features-benefits/Product1_FandB.xml
> "/> </map>
>
> Product1_FandB.xml:
> <content>
>   <meta>
>     <id>product1</id>
>   <meta>
>   <body>
>     <p>Suitable for high frequency applications due to fast switching
characteristics</p>
>     <p>Suitable for logic level gate drive sources</p>
>   <body>
> </content>
>
> Product2_map.xml
> <map>
>   <features-benefits-ref href="features-benefits/Product2_FandB.xml
> "/> </map>
>
> Product2_FandB.xml:
> <content>
>   <meta>
>     <id>product2</id>
>   <meta>
>   <body>
>     <p>Suitable for high frequency applications due to fast switching
characteristics</p>
>     <p>Suitable for logic level gate drive sources</p>
>   <body>
> </content>
>
> Expected output:
>
> Product1_map.xml
> <map>
>   <features-benefits-ref href="features-benefits/FandB_1.xml "/>
> </map>
>
> Product2_map.xml
> <map>
>   <features-benefits-ref href="features-benefits/FandB_1.xml "/>
> </map>
>
> FandB_1.xml:
> <content>
>   <meta>
>     <id><!- can become empty  -> </id>
>   <meta>
>   <body>
>     <p>Suitable for high frequency applications due to fast switching
characteristics</p>
>     <p>Suitable for logic level gate drive sources</p>
>   <body>
> </content>
>
>
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