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In this paper, the authors study the problem of deciding boundedness of (recursive) regular path queries over views in data integration systems, that is, whether a query can be re-expressed without recursion. This problem becomes challenging when the views contain recursion, thereby potentially making recursion in the query unnecessary. They define and solve two related problems of boundedness of regular path queries. One of the problems asks for the existence of a bound, and the other, more restricted one, asks if the query is bounded within a given parameter.
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