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An Embedded Text Index System for Mass Flash Memory

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2009, 14(6), pp.1-10
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science

윤상훈 1 Haengrae Cho 1

1영남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Flash memory has the advantages of nonvolatile, low power consumption, light weight and high endurance. This enables the flash memory to be utilized as a storage of mobile computing device such as PMP(Portable Multimedia Player). Potable device with a mass flash memory can store various multimedia data such as video, audio, or image. Typical index systems for mobile computer are inefficient to search a form of text like lyric or title. In this paper, we propose a new text index system, named EMTEX(Embedded Text Index). EMTEX has the following salient features. First, it uses a compression algorithm for embedded system. Second, if a new insert or delete operation is executed on the base table, EMTEX updates the text index immediately. Third, EMTEX considers the characteristics of flash memory to design insert, delete, and rebuild operations on the text index. Finally, EMTEX is executed as an upper layer of DBMS. Therefore, it is independent of the underlying DBMS. We evaluate the performance of EMTEX. The Experiment results show that EMTEX can outperform th conventional index systems such as Oracle Text and FT3.

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