Constraints and Databases

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Raghu Ramakrishnan, Peter Stuckey
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 31, 1997 - Computers - 192 pages
Constraints and Databases contains seven contributions on the rapidly evolving research area of constraints and databases. This collection of original research articles has been compiled as a tribute to Paris C. Kanellakis, one of the pioneers in the field.
Constraints have long been used for maintaining the integrity of databases. More recently, constraint databases have emerged where databases store and manipulate data in the form of constraints. The generality of constraint databases makes them highly attractive for many applications. Constraints provide a uniform mechanism for describing heterogenous data, and advanced constraint solving methods can be used for efficient manipulation of constraint data.
The articles included in this book cover the range of topics involving constraints and databases; join algorithms, evaluation methods, applications (e.g. data mining) and implementations of constraint databases, as well as more traditional topics such as integrity constraint maintenance.
Constraints and Databases is an edited volume of original research comprising invited contributions by leading researchers.
 

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Contents

The CCUBE Constraint ObjectOriented Database System
245
Toward Practical Query Evaluation for Constraint Databases
279
A Decompositional Approach for Computing Least FixedPoints of Datalog Programs with ZCounters
305
Memoing Evaluation for Constraint Extensions of Datalog
337
Refining Restriction Enzyme Genome Maps
361
Maintaining Global Integrity Constraints in Distributed Databases
377
Implementation and Evaluation of Decision Trees with Range and Region Splitting
401
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