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Title: Relational completeness of query languages for annotated databases
Authors: GEERTS, Floris
VAN DEN BUSSCHE, Jan
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Database Programming Languages. p. 127-137
Series/Report: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4797
Abstract: Annotated relational databases can be queried either by simply making the annotations explicitly available along the ordinary data, or by adapting the standard query operators so that they have an implicit effect also on the annotations. We compare the expressive power of these two approaches. As a formal model for the implicit approach we propose the color algebra, an adaptation of the relational algebra to deal with the annotations. We show that the color algebra is relationally complete: it is equivalent to the relational algebra on the explicit annotations. Our result extends a similar completeness result established for the query algebra of the MONDRIAN annotation system, from unions of conjunctive queries to the full relational algebra.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7948
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75987-4_9
ISI #: 000250804700009
ISBN: 978-3-540-75986-7
ISSN: 1611-3349
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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