Least common container of tree pattern queries and its applications

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Title Least common container of tree pattern queries and its applications
Author Wang, Junhu; Yu, Jeffrey Xu; Pang, Chaoyi; Liu, Chengfei
Journal Name Acta Informatica
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Springer
Abstract Tree patterns represent important fragments of XPath. In this paper, we show that some classes C of tree patterns exhibit such a property that, given a finite number of compatible tree patterns P1, . . . , Pn ∈ C, there exists another pattern P such that P1, . . . , Pn are all contained in P, and for any tree pattern Q ∈ C, P1, . . . , Pn are all contained in Q if and only if P is contained in Q.We experimentally demonstrate that the pattern P is usually much smaller than P1, . . . , Pn combined together. Using the existence of P above, we show that testing whether a tree pattern, P, is contained in another, Q ∈ C, under an acyclic schema graph G, can be reduced to testing whether PG, a transformed version of P, is contained in Q without any schema graph, provided that the distinguished node of P is not labeled *.We then show that, under G, the maximal contained rewriting (MCR) of a tree pattern Q using a view V can be found by finding the MCR of Q using VG without G, when there are no *-nodes on the distinguished path of V and no *-nodes in Q.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00236-012-0155-1
Volume 49
Issue Number 3
Page from 173
Page to 202
ISSN 0001-5903
Date Accessioned 2012-07-04
Language en_US
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Database Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47421
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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