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About: Query language is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 17281 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 496240 citation(s). The topic is also known as: DQL & database query language.
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02 Dec 1994-
TL;DR: This book discusses Languages, Computability, and Complexity, and the Relational Model, which aims to clarify the role of Semantic Data Models in the development of Query Language Design.
Abstract: A. ANTECHAMBER. Database Systems. The Main Principles. Functionalities. Complexity and Diversity. Past and Future. Ties with This Book. Bibliographic Notes. Theoretical Background. Some Basics. Languages, Computability, and Complexity. Basics from Logic. The Relational Model. The Structure of the Relational Model. Named versus Unnamed Perspectives. Notation. Bibliographic Notes. B. BASICS: RELATIONAL QUERY LANGUAGES. Conjunctive Queries. Getting Started. Logic-Based Perspectives. Query Composition and Views. Algebraic Perspectives. Adding Union. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Adding Negation: Algebra and Calculus. The Relational Algebras. Nonrecursive Datalog with Negation. The Relational Calculus. Syntactic Restrictions for Domain Independence. Aggregate Functions. Digression: Finite Representations of Infinite Databases. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Static Analysis and Optimization. Issues in Practical Query Optimization. Global Optimization. Static Analysis of the Relational Calculus. Computers with Acyclic Joins. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Notes on Practical Languages. SQL: The Structured Query Language. Query-by-Example and Microsoft Access. Confronting the Real World. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. C. CONSTRAINTS. Functional and Join Dependency. Motivation. Functional and Key Dependencies. join and Multivalued Dependencies. The Chase. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Inclusion Dependency. Inclusion Dependency in Isolation. Finite versus Infinite Implication. Nonaxiomatizability of fd's + ind's. Restricted Kinds of Inclusion Dependency. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. A Larger Perspective. A Unifying Framework. The Chase revisited. Axiomatization. An Algebraic Perspective. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Design and Dependencies. Semantic Data Models. Normal Forms. Universal Relation Assumption. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. D. DATALOG AND RECURSION. Datalog. Syntax of Datalog. Model-Theoretic Semantics. Fixpoint Semantics. Proof-Theoretic Approach. Static Program Analysis. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Evaluation of Datalog. Seminaive Evaluation. Top-Down Techniques. Magic. Two Improvements. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Recursion and Negation. Algebra + While. Calculus + Fixpoint. Datalog with Negation. Equivalence. Recursion in Practical Language. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Negation in Datalog. The Basic Problem. Stratified Semantics. Well-Founded Semantics. Expressive Power. Negation as Failure of Brief. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. E. EXPRESSIVENESS AND COMPLEXITY. Sizing up Languages. Queries. Complexity of Queries. Languages and Complexity. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. First Order, Fixpoint and While. Complexity of First-Order Queries. Expressiveness of First-Order Queries. Fixpoint and While Queries. The Impact of Order. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Highly Expressive Languages. While(N)-while with Arithmetic. While(new)-while with New Values. While(uty)-An Untyped Extension of while. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. F. FINALE. Incomplete Information. Warm-Up. Weak Representation Systems. Conditional Tables. The Complexity of Nulls. Other Approaches. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Complex Values. Complex Value Databases. The Algebra. The Caculas. Examples. Equivalence Theorems. Fixpoint and Deduction. Expressive Power and Complexity. A Practicle Query Language for Complex Values. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Object Databases. Informal Presentation. Formal Definition of an OODB Model. Languages for OODB Queries. Languages for Methods. Further Issues for OODB's. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Dynamic Aspects. Updated Languages. Transactional Schemas. Updating Views and Deductive Databases. Active Databases. Temporal Databases and Constraints. Bibliographic Notes. Exercises. Bibliography. Symbol Index. Index. 0201537710T04062001

4,231 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
Myron D. Flickner1, Harpreet Sawhney1, W. Niblack1, Jonathan Ashley1  +8 moreInstitutions (1)
01 Sep 1995-IEEE Computer
Abstract: Research on ways to extend and improve query methods for image databases is widespread. We have developed the QBIC (Query by Image Content) system to explore content-based retrieval methods. QBIC allows queries on large image and video databases based on example images, user-constructed sketches and drawings, selected color and texture patterns, camera and object motion, and other graphical information. Two key properties of QBIC are (1) its use of image and video content-computable properties of color, texture, shape and motion of images, videos and their objects-in the queries, and (2) its graphical query language, in which queries are posed by drawing, selecting and other graphical means. This article describes the QBIC system and demonstrates its query capabilities. QBIC technology is part of several IBM products. >

3,922 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
09 Jun 2008-
TL;DR: MQL provides an easy-to-use object-oriented interface to the tuple data in Freebase and is designed to facilitate the creation of collaborative, Web-based data-oriented applications.
Abstract: Freebase is a practical, scalable tuple database used to structure general human knowledge. The data in Freebase is collaboratively created, structured, and maintained. Freebase currently contains more than 125,000,000 tuples, more than 4000 types, and more than 7000 properties. Public read/write access to Freebase is allowed through an HTTP-based graph-query API using the Metaweb Query Language (MQL) as a data query and manipulation language. MQL provides an easy-to-use object-oriented interface to the tuple data in Freebase and is designed to facilitate the creation of collaborative, Web-based data-oriented applications.

3,813 citations

01 Jan 2008-

3,428 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
Brian Babcock1, Shivnath Babu1, Mayur Datar1, Rajeev Motwani1  +1 moreInstitutions (1)
03 Jun 2002-
TL;DR: The need for and research issues arising from a new model of data processing, where data does not take the form of persistent relations, but rather arrives in multiple, continuous, rapid, time-varying data streams are motivated.
Abstract: In this overview paper we motivate the need for and research issues arising from a new model of data processing. In this model, data does not take the form of persistent relations, but rather arrives in multiple, continuous, rapid, time-varying data streams. In addition to reviewing past work relevant to data stream systems and current projects in the area, the paper explores topics in stream query languages, new requirements and challenges in query processing, and algorithmic issues.

2,872 citations

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