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Answering aggregate queries in data exchange

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Answering aggregate queries in data exchange
Data exchange, also known as data translation, has been extensively investigated in recent years. One main direction of research has focused on the semantics and the complexity of answering first-order queries in the context of data exchange between relational schemas. In this paper, we initiate a systematic investigation of the semantics and the complexity of aggregate queries in data exchange, and make a number of conceptual and technical contributions. Data exchange is a context in which incomplete information arises, hence one has to cope with a set of possible worlds, instead of a single database. Three different sets of possible worlds have been explored in the study of the certain answers of first-order queries in data exchange: the set of possible worlds of all solutions, the set of possible worlds of all universal solutions, and a set of possible worlds derived from the CWA-solutions. We examine each of these sets and point out that none of them is suitable for aggregation in...
Foto N. Afrati, Phokion G. Kolaitis
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Year 2008
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Authors Foto N. Afrati, Phokion G. Kolaitis
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