An Innovative Solution To Improve Web Database Integration: IVQS A Client-Server Iconic Visual Query System
AbstractIn this paper an alternative iconic approach to database querying through the web is discussed. IVQS Server, an iconic visual query system, is presented. The system has been developed as a Java applet in the ENEA Usability Lab (Casaccia Research Center) in collaboration with the University of Rome "La Sapienza". The system allows the web end user to access different multimedia relational databases through the web with an iconic interface. An overview of how the system works, of the languages used (Java, XML, etc.) and of the system architecture is given. Then the experimental results, using IVQS Server in Long Distance Learning and Scientific fields (Energy), and the final comments are discussed.