AN EVALUATION OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Haifa Elsidani Elariss, Souheil Khaddaj, Ramzi Haraty

Abstract

In recent years, many non-expert user applications have been developed to query Geographic Information Systems. GIS are used to browse and view data about space and time thus naming them spatio-temporal databases. The Location Based Services which are considered as part of the spatio-temporal field, concern the user who asks questions related to his current position by using a mobile phone. Our research aims at designing and developing an International Visual Query Language (IVQL) that allows users to query databases based on their location. The databases are installed on a GIS server computer. The queries are sent to the server from a mobile phone through the Short Messages System (SMS). With the emerging Globalization of user interfaces, IVQL is meant to have a global and international user interface that could be understood by all users worldwide. We propose a user interface consisting of smiley icons that are used to build an international query language. Smiley icons enable the users to access data and build queries easily and in a user-friendly way. IVQL, its user interface, model and evaluation are explained. The query formulation is illustrated using a sample GIS system for tourists, to perform network and proximity analysis.

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Elsidani Elariss H., Khaddaj S. and Haraty R. (2006). AN EVALUATION OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-45-0, pages 51-58. DOI: 10.5220/0002465400510058


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@conference{iceis06,
author={Haifa Elsidani Elariss and Souheil Khaddaj and Ramzi Haraty},
title={AN EVALUATION OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,},
year={2006},
pages={51-58},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002465400510058},
isbn={978-972-8865-45-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,
TI - AN EVALUATION OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SN - 978-972-8865-45-0
AU - Elsidani Elariss H.
AU - Khaddaj S.
AU - Haraty R.
PY - 2006
SP - 51
EP - 58
DO - 10.5220/0002465400510058