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A New Semantic Cache Management Method in Mobile Databases

Shengfei Shi, Jianzhong Li and Chaokun Wang


In mobile database systems, caching is a crucial way to improve the performance because a new query can be partially answered locally when the client is continuously moving around. Semantic caching has been paid much attention in traditional database systems. However, the methods of semantic cache management proposed in those systems are not suitable for mobile computing environment. Moreover, although many improved semantic caching strategies for mobile computing application have been proposed in recent years, few papers discussed semantic cache coherence control, which is very important in mobile computing environment. In this paper, we propose some new semantic cache model and management algorithms, which can significantly reduce the unnecessary uplink requests and downlink broadcasts compared to previous schemes. Simulation experiments are carried out to evaluate the proposed strategy.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 3, 2005, 351-354


Submitted On: 17 March 2005 Published On: 30 September 2005

How to Cite: Shi, S., Li, J. & Wang, C. (2005). A New Semantic Cache Management Method in Mobile Databases. Journal of Computer Science, 1(3), 351-354.

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  • Semantic cache
  • coherence management
  • mobile databases