Kotowski, Jakub; Bry, François; Eisinger, Norbert
A Potpourri of Reason Maintenance Methods. Incremental View Maintenance Reconsidered.
We present novel methods to compute changes to materialized
views in logic databases like those used by rule-based reasoners.
Such reasoners have to address the problem of changing axioms in the
presence of materializations of derived atoms. Existing approaches have
drawbacks: some require to generate and evaluate large transformed programs
that are in Datalog - while the source program is in Datalog and
significantly smaller; some recompute the whole extension of a predicate
even if only a small part of this extension is affected by the change.
The methods presented in this article overcome these drawbacks and derive
additional information useful also for explanation, at the price of an
adaptation of the semi-naive forward chaining.