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Scheduling of Data Transcription in Periodically Connected Databases

By Professor Jonathan Eckstein, et al.

Contemporary data management in applications such as pervasive systems, Web-based supply chain management, data warehouses, and Web crawlers involve the periodic transcriptio of data onto secondary devices in a networked environment. In this paper, the focus is on the scheduling of periodic data transcription in append-only environments, such as e-mail inboxes, newsgroups, technical support bulletin boards, or procurement requests.

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