A Researcher’s Digest of GQL

Nadime Francis, Amélie Gheerbrant, Paolo Guagliardo, Leonid Libkin, Victor Marsault, Wim Martens, Filip Murlak, Liat Peterfreund, Alexandra Rogova, Domagoj Vrgoc

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Abstract / Description of output

GQL (Graph Query Language) is being developed as a new ISO standard for graph query languages to play the same role for graph databases as SQL plays for relational. In parallel, an extension of SQL for querying property graphs, SQL/PGQ, is added to the SQL standard; it shares the graph pattern matching functionality with GQL. Both standards (not yet published) are hard-to-understand specifications of hundreds of pages. The goal of this paper is to present a digest of the language that is easy for the research community to understand, and thus to initiate research on these future standards for querying graphs. The paper concentrates on pattern matching features shared by GQL and SQL/PGQ, as well as querying facilities of GQL.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2023)
Place of PublicationDagstuhl
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9783959772709
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2023
EventThe 26th International Conference on Database Theory, 2023 - Ioannina, Greece
Duration: 28 Mar 202331 Mar 2023
Conference number: 26

Publication series

NameLeibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik
ISSN (Print)1868-8969


ConferenceThe 26th International Conference on Database Theory, 2023
Abbreviated titleICDT 2023
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