VennTags: A file management system based on overlapping sets of tags

Albadri, Nehad and Dekeyser, Stijn and Watson, Richard (2017) VennTags: A file management system based on overlapping sets of tags. In: iConference 2017 Effect, Expand, Evolve: Global Collaboration Across the Information Community , 22-25 Mar 2017, Wuhan, China.

Abstract

File systems (FS) are an essential part of operating systems in that they are responsible for storing and organising files and then retrieving those when needed. Because of the high capacity of modern storage devices and the growing number of files stored, the traditional FS model is no longer able to meet modern users’ needs in terms of storing and retrieving files. So using metadata emerges as an efficacy solution for the limitations of file systems. In this paper we propose a new model dubbed VennTags to solve the FS problems. We do this by utilising the idea of overlapping the sets as in Venn diagram, and adopting DAG structure (instead of tree) to achieve that we have used tagging capability and exposed a query language at the level of the API. We evaluate the expressive power of VennTags model that shows its ability to resolve the FS limitations compared to other solutions.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright held by the authors. Available from the IDEALS Open Access repository at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 July 2013 - 5 Sept 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 July 2013 - 5 Sept 2019)
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 06:28
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 02:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: Operating systems, file systems, metadata, tagging, directed acyclic graph
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0802 Computation Theory and Mathematics > 080202 Applied Discrete Mathematics
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080604 Database Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities
Identification Number or DOI: 10.9776/17002
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33285

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