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In order to facilitate query processing, the information contained in data warehouses is typically stored as a set of materialized views. Deciding which views to materialize presents a considerable challenge. The task is to select from a very large search space a set of views that minimizes view maintenance and query processing costs. Heuristic methods have(More)
In order to facilitate efficient query processing, the information contained in data warehouses is typically stored as a set of materialized views. Deciding which views to materialize represent a challenge in order to minimize view maintenance and query processing costs. Some existing approaches are applicable only for small problems, which are far from(More)
The need for efficient access and management of time dependent data in modern database applications is well recognised and researched. Existing access methods are mostly derived from the family of spatial R-tree indexing techniques. These techniques are particularly not suitable to handle data involving open ended intervals, which are common in temporal(More)
— Proteins carry out the majority of functionality on a cellular level. Computational protein structure prediction (PSP) methods have been introduced to speed up the PSP process due to manual methods, like nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and x-ray crystallography (XC) taking numerous months even years to produce a predicted structure for a target protein.(More)
Due to the lack of in-built tools to navigate the web, people have to use external solutions to find information. The most popular of these are search engines and web directories. Search engines allow users to locate specific information about a particular topic, whereas web directories facilitate exploration over a wider topic. In the recent past,(More)
Databases are used globally to store essential information required for various business applications such as automated data capturing. Unfortunately, due to missing record anomalies present within the repository, the overall integrity of stored information is compromised. Currently, filtration and rule-based techniques have been proposed to correct the(More)
Efficient management of multidimensional data is a challenge when building modern database applications that involve many fold data such as temporal, spatial, data warehousing, bio-informatics, etc. This problem stems from the fact that multidimensional data has no order that preserves proximity. The majority of existing solutions to this problem cannot be(More)