Bottom-Up Evaluation of Datalog: Preliminary Report

Stefan Brass
(University of Halle)
Heike Stephan
(University of Halle)

Bottom-up evaluation of Datalog has been studied for a long time, and is standard material in textbooks. However, if one actually wants to develop a deductive database system, it turns out that there are many implementation options. For instance, the sequence in which rule instances are applied is not given. In this paper, we study a method that immediately uses a derived tuple to derive more tuples (called the Push method). In this way, storage space for intermediate results can be reduced. The main contribution of our method is the way in which we minimize the copying of values at runtime, and do much work already at compile-time.

In Sibylle Schwarz and Janis Voigtländer: Proceedings 29th and 30th Workshops on (Constraint) Logic Programming and 24th International Workshop on Functional and (Constraint) Logic Programming (WLP'15/'16/WFLP'16), Dresden and Leipzig, Germany, 22nd September 2015 and 12-14th September 2016, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 234, pp. 13–26.
Published: 1st January 2017.

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