Valda Seminar: David Carral

David Carral, TU Dresden
14 December 2018, 10:30-11:30
ENS, S16

Reasoning over Existential Rules with Acyclicity Notions

The chase is a sound and complete (albeit non-terminating) algorithm for conjunctive query answering over ontologies of existential rules. On the theoretical side, we develop sufficient conditions to guarantee its termination (i.e., acyclicity notions), and study several restrictions that furthermore ensure its polynomiality. On the practical side, we empirically study the generality of these conditions and we extend the Datalog engine VLog to develop an efficient implementation of the chase. Furthermore, we conduct an extensive evaluation, and show that VLog can compete with the state of the art, regarding runtime, scalability and memory efficiency.

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