Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik : Ser. B, Informatik ; 99,03
004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
In this report, we introduce the graph rewriting formalism on which the HyperView System
is based. We first present a data model for clustered graphs and our notion of graph schemata
and graph layers. Then we formalize our concept of nondeleting typed graph rewriting rules
with application conditions on attributes based on the Algebraic Single Push Out Approach to
graph transformation and present the construction of the derived graph resulting from applying
The main contribution of this report is the formalization of an efficient strategy for materializing
HyperViews based on demand-driven rule activation. We introduce the notion of an
oracle against which queries in form of graph patterns can be posed. We show how to combine
the rule set of a HyperView with an oracle to form a more powerful oracle that materializes this
HyperView as a response to queries against it.
Finally we treat the problem of avoiding the introduction of redundancies in view graphs
by reusing already materialized graph elements.
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