Fast Dual Simulation Processing of Graph Database Queries (Supplement)

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Fast Dual Simulation Processing of Graph Database Queries (Supplement)

Stephan MennickeStephan Mennicke,  Jan-Christoph KaloJan-Christoph Kalo,  Denis NagelDenis Nagel,  Hermann KrollHermann Kroll,  Wolf-Tilo BalkeWolf-Tilo Balke
Fast Dual Simulation Processing of Graph Database Queries (Supplement)


Stephan Mennicke, Jan-Christoph Kalo, Denis Nagel, Hermann Kroll, Wolf-Tilo Balke
Fast Dual Simulation Processing of Graph Database Queries (Supplement)
Technical Report, arXiv.org, volume CoRR abs/1810.09355, October 2018
  • KurzfassungAbstract
    Graph database query languages feature expressive, yet computationally expensive pattern matching capabilities. Answering optional query clauses in SPARQL for instance renders the query evaluation problem immediately Pspace-complete. Therefore, light-weight graph pattern matching relations, such as simulation, have recently been investigated as promising alternatives to more expensive query mechanisms like, e.g., computing subgraph isomorphism. Still, graph pattern matching alone lacks expressive query capabilities: all patterns are combined by usual join constructs, where more sophisticated capabilities would be inevitable for making solutions useful to emerging applications. In this paper we bridge this gap by introducing a new dual simulation process operating on SPARQL queries. In addition to supporting the full syntactic structure of SPARQL queries, it features polynomial-time pattern matching to compute an overapproximation of query results from the database. Moreover, to achieve runtimes competing with state-of-the-art database systems, we develop a novel algorithmic solution to dual simulation graph pattern matching, based on a system of inequalities that allows for several optimization heuristics. Finally, we achieve soundness of our process for SPARQL queries including UNION, AND and OPTIONAL operators not restricted to well-designed patterns. Our experiments on synthetic and real-world graph data promise a clear gain for graph database systems when incorporating the new dual simulation techniques. In this supplement paper we present in detail all proofs, discussions of experimental results, and complexity analysis for the original paper "Fast Dual Simulation Processing of Graph Database Queries" included in the Proceedings of the 35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2019), Macau, China.
  • Forschungsgruppe:Research Group: Wissensbasierte Systeme
@techreport{MKNKB2018,
  author      = {Stephan Mennicke and Jan-Christoph Kalo and Denis Nagel and
                 Hermann Kroll and Wolf-Tilo Balke},
  title       = {Fast Dual Simulation Processing of Graph Database Queries
                 (Supplement)},
  institution = {arXiv.org},
  year        = {2018},
  month       = {October}
}