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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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June 18, 2014

Speaker: Richard Drake, Computing Science Lab Technician, Faculty of Science, Ontario Tech University

Title: Towards a Concurrent Implementation of Keyword Search Over Relational Databases

Abstract: Vast amounts of data are stored in relational databases. Traditionally, querying this data required a deep understanding of the underlying schema in addition to knowledge of a query language such as structured query language (SQL). We present a framework for the automatic, lossless transformation of data from the relational model to the document model. By performing this transformation, users may locate information by using simple keyword queries. We further this by implementing graph search, allowing users to automatically discover related facts of information. The effects of performing graph search concurrently are explored, revealing a substantial reduction in graph search runtime over the serial implementation.