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Input-Output Disjointness for Forward Expressions in the Logic of Information Flows

Authors: Heba Aamer and Jan Van den Bussche

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 186, 24th International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2021)


Abstract
Last year we introduced the logic FLIF (forward logic of information flows) as a declarative language for specifying complex compositions of information sources with limited access patterns. The key insight of this approach is to view a system of information sources as a graph, where the nodes are valuations of variables, so that accesses to information sources can be modeled as edges in the graph. This allows the use of XPath-like navigational graph query languages. Indeed, a well-behaved fragment of FLIF, called io-disjoint FLIF, was shown to be equivalent to the executable fragment of first-order logic. It remained open, however, how io-disjoint FLIF compares to general FLIF . In this paper we close this gap by showing that general FLIF expressions can always be put into io-disjoint form.

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Heba Aamer and Jan Van den Bussche. Input-Output Disjointness for Forward Expressions in the Logic of Information Flows. In 24th International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 186, pp. 8:1-8:18, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


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@InProceedings{aamer_et_al:LIPIcs.ICDT.2021.8,
  author =	{Aamer, Heba and Van den Bussche, Jan},
  title =	{{Input-Output Disjointness for Forward Expressions in the Logic of Information Flows}},
  booktitle =	{24th International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2021)},
  pages =	{8:1--8:18},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-179-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{186},
  editor =	{Yi, Ke and Wei, Zhewei},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2021.8},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-137167},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2021.8},
  annote =	{Keywords: Composition, expressive power, variable substitution}
}
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Executable First-Order Queries in the Logic of Information Flows

Authors: Heba Aamer, Bart Bogaerts, Dimitri Surinx, Eugenia Ternovska, and Jan Van den Bussche

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 155, 23rd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2020)


Abstract
The logic of information flows (LIF) has recently been proposed as a general framework in the field of knowledge representation. In this framework, tasks of a procedural nature can still be modeled in a declarative, logic-based fashion. In this paper, we focus on the task of query processing under limited access patterns, a well-studied problem in the database literature. We show that LIF is well-suited for modeling this task. Toward this goal, we introduce a variant of LIF called "forward" LIF, in a first-order setting. We define FLIF^io, a syntactical fragment of forward LIF, and show that it corresponds exactly to the "executable" fragment of first-order logic defined by Nash and Ludäscher. The definition of FLIF^io involves a classification of the free variables of an expression into "input" and "output" variables. Our result hinges on inertia and determinacy laws for forward LIF expressions, which are interesting in their own right. These laws are formulated in terms of the input and output variables.

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Heba Aamer, Bart Bogaerts, Dimitri Surinx, Eugenia Ternovska, and Jan Van den Bussche. Executable First-Order Queries in the Logic of Information Flows. In 23rd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2020). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 155, pp. 4:1-4:14, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)


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@InProceedings{aamer_et_al:LIPIcs.ICDT.2020.4,
  author =	{Aamer, Heba and Bogaerts, Bart and Surinx, Dimitri and Ternovska, Eugenia and Van den Bussche, Jan},
  title =	{{Executable First-Order Queries in the Logic of Information Flows}},
  booktitle =	{23rd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2020)},
  pages =	{4:1--4:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-139-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{155},
  editor =	{Lutz, Carsten and Jung, Jean Christoph},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2020.4},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-119284},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2020.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: Logic of Information Flows, Limited access pattern, Executable first-order logic}
}
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