Database Architecture for Next-generation Interfaces
Computing devices that use non-traditional methods to interact with data are becoming more popular than those that use keyboard-based interaction. Applications and query interfaces for such devices pose a fundamentally different set of workloads on the underlying databases. We characterize these differences and show how today's query representation and evaluation techniques are not well-suited to these new non-keyboard interaction modalities. We propose a new database architecture to address these issues, and demonstrate that it can be built using already existing components.
Arnab Nandi: Querying Without Keyboards: CIDR 2013 (Vision Track: Best Paper Award)[pdf][concept video]