Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Join Dependency

  • Solmaz KolahiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1249




A join dependency (JD) over a relation schema R[U] is an expression of the form ®[X1,…,Xn], where X1 ∪ … ∪ Xn = U. An instance I of R[U] satisfies ®[X1,…,Xn] if \( I={\pi}_{X_1}(I)\ddot{\mathrm{I}}\dots \ddot{\mathrm{I}}{\pi}_{X_n}(I) \)

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  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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