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The problem of answering queries using views is to find efficient methods of answering a query using a set of previously materialized views over the database, rather than accessing the database relations. The problem has recently received significant attention because of its relevance to a wide variety of data management problems. In query optimization,(More)
A data-integration system provides a uniform interface to a multitude of data sources. Consider a data-integration system providing information about movies from data sources on the World Wide Web. There are numerous sources on the Web concerning movies, such as the Internet Movie Database (which provides comprehensive listings of movies, their casts,(More)
ii I certify that I have read this dissertation and that in my opinion it is fully adequate, in scope and in quality, as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. I certify that I have read this dissertation and that in my opinion it is fully adequate, in scope and in quality, as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. I certify(More)
Ant robots have very low computational power and limited memory. They communicate by leaving pheromones in the environment. In order to create a cooperative intelligent behavior, ants may need to get together; however, they may not know the locations of other ants. Hence, we focus on an ant variant of the rendezvous problem, in which two ants are to be(More)