Querying Data under Access Limitations

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Querying Data under Access Limitations
Data sources on the web are often accessible through web interfaces that present them as relational tables, but require certain attributes to be mandatorily selected, e.g., via a web form. In a scenario where we integrate a set of such sources, and we pose queries over them, the values needed to access a source may have to be retrieved from other sources that are possibly not even mentioned in the query: answering queries at best can then be done only with a potentially recursive query plan that gets all obtainable answers to the query. Since data sources are typically distributed over a network, a major cost indicator for the execution of a query plan is the number of accesses to remote sources. In this paper we present an optimization technique for conjunctive queries that produces a query plan that: (1) minimizes the number of accesses according to a strong notion of minimality; (2) excludes all sources that are not relevant for the query. We introduce Toorjah, a prototype system th...
Andrea Calì, Davide Martinenghi
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICDE
Authors Andrea Calì, Davide Martinenghi
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