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Author Vansummeren, Stijn
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2007
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Runtime errors ♦ XQuery ♦ Well-definedness
Abstract The well-definedness problem for a database query language consists of checking, given an expression and an input type, that the expression never yields a runtime error on any input adhering to the input type. In this article, we study the well-definedness problem for query languages on trees that are built from a finite set of partially defined base operations by adding variables, constants, conditionals, let bindings, and iteration. We identify properties of base operations that can make the problem undecidable and give restrictions that are sufficient to ensure decidability. As a direct result, we obtain a large fragment of XQuery for which well-definedness is decidable.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-07-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 54
Issue Number 4

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