Query

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Query

1. The words an Internet search engine attempts to find on the web. A query may be for any of the words searched, all of the words, or even an exact phrase.

2. More broadly, a question.
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Primarily queried from relational databases, business-critical data is increasingly required to be exchanged and processed as either XML data, or a combination of XML data and relational data.
One source: The kServer Indexing Engine brings together content from different data sources such as websites, XML, and relational databases and allows it to be queried in a consistent manner.