Independence in Database Relations

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dc.contributor.author Kontinen, J en
dc.contributor.author Link, S en
dc.contributor.author Väänänen, J en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-05T22:48:17Z en
dc.date.available 2014-01-05T22:48:17Z en
dc.date.issued 2013 en
dc.identifier.citation CDMTCS Research Reports CDMTCS-450 (2013) en
dc.identifier.issn 1178-3540 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21349 en
dc.description.abstract We investigate the implication problem for independence atoms X?Y of dis- joint attribute sets X and Y on database schemata. A relation satisfi es X?Y if for every X-value and every Y -value that occurs in the relation there is some tuple in the relation in which the X-value occurs together with the Y -value. We establish an axiomatization by a finite set of Horn rules, and derive an algorithm for deciding the implication problem in low-degree polynomial time in the input. We show how to construct Armstrong relations which satisfy an arbitrarily given set of independence atoms and violate every independence atom not implied by the given set. Our results establish independence atoms as an e fficient subclass of embedded multivalued data dependencies which are not axiomatizable by a finite set of Horn rules, and whose implication problem is undecidable. en
dc.publisher Department of Computer Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CDMTCS Research Report Series en
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dc.source.uri http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/staff-cgi-bin/mjd/secondcgi.pl?serial en
dc.title Independence in Database Relations en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences en
dc.rights.holder The author(s) en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en


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