Preprint version. Published in ACM Special Interest Group on Management Of Data Conference Proceedings: Baltimore, MD., June 1, 2005, pages 897-899.
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Management of multihierarchical XML encodings has attracted attention of a number of researchers both in databases  and in humanities. Encoding documents using multiple hierarchies can yield overlapping markup. Previously proposed solutions to management of document-centric XML with overlapping markup rely on the XML expertise of humans and their ability to maintain correct schemas for complex markup languages.
We demonstrate a unified solution for management of complex, multihierarchical document-centric XML. Our framework includes software for storing, parsing, in-memory access, editing and querying, multihierarchical XML documents with conflicting structures.