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Title: Abstract state machines and computationally complete query languages
Authors: Blass, A
Gurevich, Y
VAN DEN BUSSCHE, Jan
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Citation: INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION, 174(1). p. 20-36
Abstract: Abstract state machines (ASMs) form a relatively new computation model holding the promise that they can simulate any computational system in lockstep, In particular, an instance of the ASM model has recently been introduced for computing queries to relational databases, This model, to which we refer as the BGS model, provides a powerful query language in which all computable queries can be expressed. In this paper, we show that when one is only interested in polynomial-time computations, BGS is strictly more powerful than both QL and while(new), two well-known computationally complete query languages. We then show that when a language such as while(new) is extended with a duplicate elimination mechanism, polynomial-time simulations between the language and BGS become possible. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA).
Notes: Univ Michigan, Dept Math, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA. Microsoft Corp, Res, Redmond, WA 98052 USA. Limburgs Univ Ctr, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Blass, A, Univ Michigan, Dept Math, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2506
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-44518-8_3
ISI #: 000175514800002
ISSN: 0890-5401
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2003
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