Sciweavers

Share
PODS
2001
ACM

On the Complexity of Join Predicates

12 years 1 months ago
On the Complexity of Join Predicates
We consider the complexity of join problems, focusing on equijoins, spatial-overlap joins, and set-containment joins. We use a graph pebbling model to characterize these joins combinatorially, by the length of their optimal pebbling strategies and computationally, by the complexity of discovering these strategies. Our results show that equijoins are the easiest of all joins, with optimal pebbling strategies that meet the lower bound over all join problems and that can be found in linear time. By contrast, spatial-overlap and set-containment joins are the hardest joins, with instances where optimal pebbling strategies reach the upper bound over all join problems and with the problem of discovering optimal pebbling strategies being NP-complete. For set-containment joins, we show that discovering the optimal pebbling is also MAX-SNP-Complete. As a consequence, we show that unless NP = P, there is a constant 0, such that this problem cannot be approximated within a factor of 1 + 0 in poly...
Jin-yi Cai, Venkatesan T. Chakaravarthy, Raghav Ka
Added 08 Dec 2009
Updated 08 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2001
Where PODS
Authors Jin-yi Cai, Venkatesan T. Chakaravarthy, Raghav Kaushik, Jeffrey F. Naughton
Comments (0)
books