Original title: Language of Preference Formulae
Authors: Nedbal, Radim
Document type: Papers
Conference/Event: SOFSEM 2012. Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science /38./, Špindlerův Mlýn (CZ), 2012-01-21 / 2012-01-27
Year: 2012
Language: eng
Abstract: There is a need for handling preferences in relational query languages that arises naturally in real-world applications dealing with possible choices generated by the current state of the world captured in the relational data model. To address this problem, we propose a fully declarative language for encoding preferences conditional on the current state of the world represented as a relation database instance. Being based purely on the qualitative type of information about the preference model, the language is intuitive and leads to a exible approach for specifying the most desirable choices of autonomous systems that act on behalf of their designers. Throughout the paper, we use an example of a control support system for a bank surveillance to motivate the need for our framework and to illustrate it.
Keywords: conflicting preferences; database query; relational data model
Project no.: CEZ:AV0Z10300504 (CEP)
Host item entry: SOFSEM 2012: Theory and Practice of Computer Science, ISBN 978-80-87136-13-3

Institution: Institute of Computer Science AS ČR (web)
Document availability information: Fulltext is available at the institute of the Academy of Sciences.
Original record: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0208118

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