Nils Grimsmo

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This article describes how to implement efficient memory resident path indexes for semi-structured data. Two techniques are introduced, and they are shown to be significantly faster than previous methods when facing path queries using the descendant axis and wild-cards. The first is conceptually simple and combines inverted lists, selectivity estimation,(More)
The F&B-index is used to speed up pattern matching in tree and graph data, and is based on the maximum F&B-bisimulation, which can be computed in loglinear time for graphs. It has been shown that the maximum F-bisimulation can be computed in linear time for DAGs. We build on this result, and introduce a linear algorithm for computing the maximum(More)
More and more data is accumulated inside social networks. Keyword search provides a simple interface for exploring this content. However, a lot of the content is private, and a search system must enforce the privacy settings of the social network. In this paper, we present a workload-aware keyword search system with access control based on a social network.(More)
Bitmap indexes are widely used in Decision Support Systems (DSSs) to improve query performance. In this paper, we evaluate the use of compressed inverted indexes with adapted query processing strategies from Information Retrieval as an alternative. In a thorough experimental evaluation on both synthetic data and data from the Star Schema Benchmark, we show(More)
—XML indexing and search has become an important topic, and twig joins are key building blocks in XML search systems. This paper describes a novel approach using a nested loop twig join algorithm, which combines several existing techniques to speed up evaluation of XML queries. We combine structural summaries, path indexing and prefix path partitioning to(More)
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