Updating Recursive XML Views of Relations

Byron Choi, Gao Cong, Wenfei Fan, Stratis Viglas

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This paper investigates the view update problem for XML views published from relational data. We consider (possibly) recursively defined XML views, compressed into DAGs and stored in relations. We provide new techniques to efficiently support XML view updates specified in terms of XFath expressions with recursion and complex filters. The interaction between XFath recursion and DAG compression of XML views makes the analysis of XML view updates intriguing. Furthermore, many issues are still open even for relational view updates, and need to be explored. In response to these, we revise the update semantics to accommodate XML side effects based on the semantics of XML views, and present efficient algorithms to translate XML updates to relational view updates. Moreover, we propose a mild condition on SPJ views, and show that under this condition the analysis of deletions on relational views becomes PTIME while the insertion analysis is NF-complete. Finally, we present an experimental study to verify the effectiveness of our techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2007, The Marmara Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey, April 15-20, 2007
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0802-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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