Information Integration 2012/13
The slides of the course are in PDF and cover the following topics:
Introduction and Motivation
Basics of Relational Database Theory
Information Integration Models
These are exercises that we have discussed in the lab sessions.
query execution plans in PostgreSQL
Satisfiability of Comparisons
Datalog and Limitations of First-Order Logic
Unions of Conjunctive Queries and Queries with Disequalities
Here are the questions for the coursework
Satisfiability, Safety, and Positive Queries
Evaluation and Containment of Conjunctive Queries
Containment and Minimization of Conjunctive Queries
Incomplete Databases and Tables
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There is no complete textbook on Information Integration so far.
of Stanford University has written a book
Data Integration - The Relational Logic Approach
of which an online version can be accessed.
Background information on the theory of relational databases can be found in the book:
Serge Abiteboul, Richard Hull, Victor Vianu. Foundations of Databases.
The book is available for download at the Technical University of Vienna:
(username "stud", password "tu")
In addition to the book, several
contain material that is complementary to the content of the course.
Several companies offer
source systems for data and information integration.
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