Semantic-Based Query Answering Supported by Association Patterns and Materialized Views

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Executive Summary

Querying a database is a common task for most database systems. To query a database is to find some answers from stored data. Traditional database systems return exactly what is being asked. This is a method of direct query answering and users are required to construct a query intelligently and properly. To remove the burden of intelligence from the database users, the concept of intelligent or cooperative query answering has emerged. The process of intelligent query answering consists of analyzing the intent of query, rewriting the query based on the intention and other kinds of knowledge, and providing answers in an intelligent way.

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