On the Expressiveness of Probabilistic XML Models

Serge Abiteboul 1 Benny Kimelfeld 2 Y. Sagiv 3 Pierre Senellart 4
1 DAHU - Verification in databases
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8643, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan, LSV - Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification [Cachan]
Abstract : Various known models of probabilistic XML can be represented as instantiations of the abstract notion of p-documents. In addition to ordinary nodes, p-documents have distributional nodes that specify the possibleworlds and their probabilistic distribution. Particular families of p-documents are determined by the types of distributional nodes that can be used as well as by the structural constraints on the placement of those nodes in a p-document. Some of the resulting families provide natural extensions and combinations of previously studied probabilistic XML models. The focus of the paper is on the expressive power of families of p-documents. In particular, two main issues are studied.
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Serge Abiteboul, Benny Kimelfeld, Y. Sagiv, Pierre Senellart. On the Expressiveness of Probabilistic XML Models. The VLDB Journal, Springer, 2009. ⟨inria-00429498⟩

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