Distance-Based Repairs of Databases

  • Ofer Arieli
  • Marc Denecker
  • Maurice Bruynooghe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4160)


We introduce a general framework for repairing inconsistent databases by distance-based considerations. The uniform way of representing repairs and their semantics clarifies the essence behind various approaches to consistency restoration in database systems, helps to compare the underlying formalisms, and relates them to existing methods of defining belief revision operators, merging data sets, and integrating information systems.


Logic Programming Belief Revision Atomic Formula Integrity Constraint Distance Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ofer Arieli
    • 1
  • Marc Denecker
    • 2
  • Maurice Bruynooghe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe Academic College of Tel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgium

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