Updating Logical Databases
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- Author: Marianne Winslett, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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This book tackles the problems of update algorithms for databases. How can one construct and maintain a database of facts, capable of incorporating new information and getting rid of all outdated information, and yet in the process not disturb any other information in the database? The author has produced a formal method of specifying the desired change intentionally using a "formula-based" approach to updating needs rather than a "model-based" technique. The complexity of the algorithms, choice of semantics and means of enforcing integrity constraints are also discussed.
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"The book is written in a readable and inspiring style. The motivations for new concepts are well explained." Urs-Martin KÜnzi, Journal of Symbolic Logic
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- Date Published: March 2011
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511876158
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Table of Contents
2. Classes of update semantics
3. Model-based semantics for updates
4. Update algorithms for model-based semantics
5. Updates with variables
6. Lazy evolution of updates
7. Integrity constraints
8. Adding knowledge to relational theories
Index of definitions.
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