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Unformatted text preview: Using Views to Implement Datalog Programs Inverse Rules Duschka’s Algorithm 1 Inverting Rules x Idea: “invert” the view definitions to give the global predicates definitions in terms of views and function symbols. x Plug the globals’ definitions into the body of the query to get a direct expansion of the query into views. x Even works when the query is a program. 2 Inverting Rules ­­­ (2) x But the query may have function symbols in its solution, and these symbols actually have no meaning. x We therefore need to get rid of them. x Trick comes from Huyn ­> Qian ­> Duschka. 3 Skolem Functions x Logical trick for getting rid of existentially quantified variables. x In terms of safe Datalog rules:  For each local (nondistinguished) variable X, pick a new function symbol f (the Skolem constant).  Replace X by f (head variables). 4 Example v(X,Y) :- p(X,Z) & p(Z,Y) x Replace Z by f(X,Y) to get: v(X,Y) :- p(X,f(X,Y)) & p(f(X,Y),Y) x Intuition: for v(X,Y) to be true, there must be some value, depending on X and Y, that makes the above body true. 5 HQD Rule Inversion x Replace a Skolemized view definition by rules with: 1. A subgoal as the head, and 2. The view itself as the only subgoal of the body. 6 Example v(X,Y) :- p(X,f(X,Y)) & p(f(X,Y),Y) becomes: p(X,f(X,Y)) :- v(X,Y) p(f(X,Y),Y) :- v(X,Y) 7 Running Example: Maternal Ancestors x Global predicates:  m(X,Y) = “Y is the mother of X.”  f(X,Y) = “Y is the father of X.” x manc rules: r1: manc(X,Y) :- m(X,Y) r2: manc(X,Y) :- f(X,Z) & manc(Z,Y) r3: manc(X,Y) :- m(X,Z) & manc(Z,Y) 8 Example ­­­ Continued x The views: v1(X,Y) :- f(X,Z) & m(Z,Y) v2(X,Y) :- m(X,Y) x Inverse rules: r4: f(X,g(X,Y)) :- v1(X,Y) r5: m(g(X,Y),Y) :- v1(X,Y) r6:...
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