An effective approach to support XML updates is to use XQuery extended with update operations. This approach results in very expressive languages which are convenient for users but are difficult to optimize or reason about. A crucial question underlying many static analysis problems for such languages, from optimization to view maintenance, is whether two expressions commute. Unfortunately, commutativity is undecidable for most existing XML update languages. In this paper, we propose a conservative analysis for an expressive XML update language that can be used to determine commutativity. The approach relies on a form of path analysis that computes upper bounds for the nodes that are accessed or modified in a given expression. Our main result is a commutativity theorem that can be used to identify commuting expressions. We illustrate how the technique applies to concrete examples of query optimization in the presence of updates.
|Autori:||GHELLI G; K. ROSE; J. SIMÉON|
|Titolo:||Commutativity analysis for XML updates|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1145/1412331.1412341|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|