Dependable cardinality forecasts for XQuery

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Dependable cardinality forecasts for XQuery
Though inevitable for effective cost-based query rewriting, the derivation of meaningful cardinality estimates has remained a notoriously hard problem in the context of XQuery. By basing the estimation on a relational representation of the XQuery syntax, we show how existing cardinality estimation techniques for XPath and proven relational estimation machinery can play together to yield dependable forecasts for arbitrary XQuery (sub)expressions. Our approach benefits from a light-weight form of data flow analysis. Abstract domain identifiers guide our query analyzer through the estimation process and allow for informed decisions even in case of deeply nested XQuery expressions. A variant of projection paths [15] provides a versatile interface into which existing techniques for XPath cardinality estimation can be plugged in seamlessly. We demonstrate an implementation of this interface based on data guides. Experiments show how our approach can equally cope with both, structureand valu...
Jens Teubner, Torsten Grust, Sebastian Maneth, She
Added 28 Dec 2010
Updated 28 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Authors Jens Teubner, Torsten Grust, Sebastian Maneth, Sherif Sakr
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