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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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Additive First-Order Queries

Authors: Gerald Berger, Martin Otto, Andreas Pieris, Dimitri Surinx, and Jan Van den Bussche

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 127, 22nd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2019)


Abstract
A database query q is called additive if q(A U B) = q(A) U q(B) for domain-disjoint input databases A and B. Additivity allows the computation of the query result to be parallelised over the connected components of the input database. We define the "connected formulas" as a syntactic fragment of first-order logic, and show that a first-order query is additive if and only if it expressible by a connected formula. This characterisation specializes to the guarded fragment of first-order logic. We also show that additivity is decidable for formulas of the guarded fragment, establish the computational complexity, and do the same for positive-existential formulas. Our results hold when restricting attention to finite structures, as is common in database theory, but also hold in the unrestricted setting.

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Gerald Berger, Martin Otto, Andreas Pieris, Dimitri Surinx, and Jan Van den Bussche. Additive First-Order Queries. In 22nd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2019). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 127, pp. 19:1-19:14, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2019)


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@InProceedings{berger_et_al:LIPIcs.ICDT.2019.19,
  author =	{Berger, Gerald and Otto, Martin and Pieris, Andreas and Surinx, Dimitri and Van den Bussche, Jan},
  title =	{{Additive First-Order Queries}},
  booktitle =	{22nd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2019)},
  pages =	{19:1--19:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-101-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{127},
  editor =	{Barcelo, Pablo and Calautti, Marco},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2019.19},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-103217},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2019.19},
  annote =	{Keywords: Expressive power}
}
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