Graph Transformations in Relational Databases

TitleGraph Transformations in Relational Databases
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsVarró, G., Friedl, K., and Varró, D.
Conference NameProc. GraBaTs 2004: International Workshop on Graph Based Tools
Date PublishedOctober
Conference LocationRome, Italy
Keywordsgraph transformation, Pattern matching, relational databases, Tool support
AbstractWe present a novel approach to implement a graph transformation engine based on standard relational database management systems (RDBMSs). The essence of the approach is to create database views for each rules and to handle pattern matching by inner join operations while negative application conditions by left outer join operations. Furthermore, the model manipulation prescribed by the application of a graph transformation rule is also implemented using elementary data manipulation statements (such as insert, delete, update).
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