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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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The Community Search Assistant (Glance, 2001) is an example of a collaborative querying system that helps users formulate appropriate queries for a particular search session by showing relevant queries previously submitted by other users.
Built to accommodate XQuery, the new language for querying and creating XML documents, DataDirect XQuery will join DataDirect Technologies' comprehensive offering of data connectivity components to simplify application development, allow portability across databases and ease application deployment.
XQuery is a new language being designed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that offers full support for creating, querying and combining XML.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Niagara Project has developed software for querying and retrieving XML data.
Powerful querying and hierarchical capabilities focus users on the important issues in their forecast exception analysis.
Smolik said that the system "allows us to check the progress of our targeting at any time with both approximate and exact counts, enabling us to determine whether our querying is on track.