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SIGMOD Record
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A Denotational Semantics for the Starburst Production Rule Language

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Researchers often complain that the behavior of database production rules is difficult to reason about and understand, due in part to the lack of formal declarative semantics. It has even been claimed that database production rule languages inherently cannot be given declarative semantics, in contrast to, e.g., deductive database rule languages. In this short paper we dispute this claim by giving a denotational semantics for the Starburst database production rule language. © 1992, ACM. All rights reserved.

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09 Jan 1992

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SIGMOD Record

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