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Computer Science - Database Management & Information Retrieval | In Search of Elegance in the Theory and Practice of Computation - Essays dedicated to Peter Buneman

In Search of Elegance in the Theory and Practice of Computation

Essays dedicated to Peter Buneman

Tannen, V., Wong, L., Libkin, L., Fan, W., Tan, W.-C., Fourman, M. (Eds.)

2013, XII, 569 p. 121 illus.

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  • Dedicated to one of the founders of the field of digital curation
  • Contains a collection of essays dedicated to databases and programming languages
  • Covers a variety of topics from database programming, scientific workflows to data provenance
This Festschrift volume, published in honour of Peter Buneman, contains contributions written by some of his colleagues, former students, and friends. In celebration of his distinguished career a colloquium was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 27-29 October, 2013. The articles presented herein belong to some of the many areas of Peter's research interests.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » data curation - data provenance - query evaluation - schema mapping - workflows

Related subjects » Database Management & Information Retrieval - Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Models for Data-Centric Workflows.- Relational Databases and Bell’s Theorem.- High-Level Rules for Integration and Analysis of Data: New Challenges.- A New Framework for Designing Schema Mappings.- User Trust and Judgments in a Curated Database with Explicit Provenance.- An Abstract, Reusable, and Extensible Programming Language Design Architecture.- A Discussion on Pricing Relational Data.- Tractable Reasoning in Description Logics with Functionality Constraints.- Toward a Theory of Self-explaining Computation.- To Show or Not to Show in Workflow Provenance.- Provenance-Directed Chase and Backchase.- Data Quality Problems beyond Consistency and Deduplication.- Hitting Buneman Circles.- Looking at the World Thru Colored Glasses.- Static Analysis and Query Answering for Incomplete Data Trees with Constraints.- Using SQL for Efficient Generation and Querying of Provenance Information.- Bounds and Algorithms for Joins via Fractional Edge Covers.- Incremental Data Fusion Based on Provenance Information.- Provenance for Linked Data.- First-Order Provenance Games.- Querying an Integrated Complex-Object Dataflow Database.- Types, Functional Programming and Atomic Transactions in Hardware Design.- Record Polymorphism: Its Development and Applications.- A Calculus of Chemical Systems.- Schemaless Semistructured Data Revisited - Reinventing Peter Buneman’s Deterministic Semistructured Data Model.- Provenance Propagation in Complex Queries.- Well-Defined NRC Queries Can Be Typed.- Nine Years with Peter Buneman.- Modal Logic for Preference Based on Reasons.- The Dichotomous Intensional Expressive Power of the Nested Relational Calculus with Powerset.- Provenance in a Modifiable Data Set.

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