An algebra of database preferences

  • Preferences allow more flexible and personalised queries in database systems. Evaluation of such a query means to select the maximal elements from the respective database w.r.t. to the preference, which is a partial strict-order. We present a point-free calculus of such preferences and exemplify its use in proving algebraic laws about preferences that can be used in query optimisation. We show that this calculus can be mechanised using off-the-shelf automated first-order theorem provers.

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Author:Bernhard MöllerGND, Patrick Roocks
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Parent Title (English):Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming
Publisher:Elsevier BV
Year of first Publication:2015
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2018/08/07
First Page:456
Last Page:481
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Professur für Programmiermethodik und Multimediale Informationssysteme
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0: Creative Commons: Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung (mit Print on Demand)