Ontology and Database Systems: Foundations of Database Systems

On this page I will publish slides, exercises and other material for "Database Systems" part of the course.

  1. Introduction and Motivation  (Slides)
  2. Databases and Queries  (Slides)
  3. First-order Query Languages  (Slides)
  4. Conjunctive Queries  (Slides)

These are exercises that we have discussed in the lab sessions.
  1. Queries in Calculus, Algebra, and SQL

    Slides about relational algebra from an earlier undergraduate course on database systems.

  2. Satisfiability of Comparisons

Here are the questions for the coursework
  1. Satisfiability, Safety, and Containment (Assignment)
  2. Positive and Conjunctive Queries (Assignment)
  3. Evaluation and Containment of Conjunctive Queries (Assignment)
  4. Containment and Minimization of Conjunctive Queries (Assignment)
  5. Containment of Positive Queries (Assignment)

To prepare for the exam, please, do this

The textbook with background material for the course is
Serge Abiteboul, Richard Hull, Victor Vianu. Foundations of Databases.
The book is available for download at the Technical University of Vienna: Frontmatter Toc A B C D E F Bibliography Index (username "stud", password "tu")

In addition to the book, several research papers contain material that is complementary to the content of the course.

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