Database querying under changing preferences

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Database querying under changing preferences
We present here a formal foundation for an iterative and incremental approach to constructing and evaluating preference queries. Our main focus is query modification: a query transformation approach which works by revising the preference relation in the query. We provide a detailed analysis of the cases where the order-theoretic properties of the preference relation are preserved in the revision. We consider a number of different revision operators: union, prioritized and Pareto composition. We also formulate algebraic laws that enable incremental evaluation of preference queries. Finally, we consider two variations of the basic framework: finite restrictions of preference relations and weak-order extensions of strict partial order preference relations. Keywords preference queries · preference revision · query evaluation · strict partial order · weak order · interval order
Jan Chomicki
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Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where AMAI
Authors Jan Chomicki
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