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Propagating functional dependencies with conditions

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Propagating functional dependencies with conditions
The dependency propagation problem is to determine, given a view defined on data sources and a set of dependencies on the sources, whether another dependency is guaranteed to hold on the view. This paper investigates dependency propagation for recently proposed conditional functional dependencies (CFDs). The need for this study is evident in data integration, exchange and cleaning since dependencies on data sources often only hold conditionally on the view. We investigate dependency propagation for views defined in various fragments of relational algebra, CFDs as view dependencies, and for source dependencies given as either CFDs or traditional functional dependencies (FDs). (a) We establish lower and upper bounds, all matching, ranging from ptime to undecidable. These not only provide the first results for CFD propagation, but also extend the classical work of FD propagation by giving new complexity bounds in the presence of finite domains. (b) We provide the first algorithm for comp...
Wenfei Fan, Shuai Ma, Yanli Hu, Jie Liu, Yinghui W
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where PVLDB
Authors Wenfei Fan, Shuai Ma, Yanli Hu, Jie Liu, Yinghui Wu
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