Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
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Locality of Queries

  • Pablo BarcelóEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1270


Gaifman-locality; Hanf-locality; Locality


Letσ be a relational signature without constant symbols. Given a σ-structure \( \mathcal{A} \)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ChileSantiagoChile