Efficient and flexible access control via Jones-optimal logic program specialisation

@article{Barker2008EfficientAF,
  title={Efficient and flexible access control via Jones-optimal logic program specialisation},
  author={Steve Barker and Michael Leuschel and Mauricio Varea},
  journal={Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={5-35}
}
We describe the use of a flexible meta-interpreter for performing access control checks on deductive databases. The meta-program is implemented in Prolog and takes as input a database and an access policy specification. For processing access control requests we specialise the meta-program for a given access policy and database by using the logen partial evaluation system. The resulting specialised control checking program is dependent solely upon dynamic information that can only be known at… CONTINUE READING
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