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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2015.44
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-49760
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/4976/
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Francis, Nadime

Asymptotic Determinacy of Path Queries using Union-of-Paths Views

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Abstract

We consider the view determinacy problem over graph databases for queries defined as (possibly infinite) unions of path queries. These queries select pairs of nodes in a graph that are connected through a path whose length falls in a given set. A view specification is a set of such queries. We say that a view specification V determines a query Q if, for all databases D, the answers to V on D contain enough information to answer Q. Our main result states that, given a view V, there exists an explicit bound that depends on V such that we can decide the determinacy problem for all queries that ask for a path longer than this bound, and provide first-order rewritings for the queries that are determined. We call this notion asymptotic determinacy. As a corollary, we can also compute the set of almost all path queries that are determined by V.

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@InProceedings{francis:LIPIcs:2015:4976,
  author =	{Nadime Francis},
  title =	{{Asymptotic Determinacy of Path Queries using Union-of-Paths Views}},
  booktitle =	{18th International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2015)},
  pages =	{44--59},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-79-8},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{31},
  editor =	{Marcelo Arenas and Mart{\'i}n Ugarte},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/4976},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-49760},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2015.44},
  annote =	{Keywords: Graph databases, Views, Determinacy, Rewriting, Path queries}
}

Keywords: Graph databases, Views, Determinacy, Rewriting, Path queries
Seminar: 18th International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2015)
Issue Date: 2015
Date of publication: 19.03.2015


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