Vladimir V. Podolskii: Circuit Complexity Meets Ontology-Based Data Access

Circuit Complexity Meets Ontology-Based Data Access

Vladimir V. Podolskii
Steklov Institute of Mathematics and National Research University - Higher School of Economics - Moscow, Russia
Ontology-based data access is an approach to organizing access
to a database augmented with a logical theory. In this approach
query answering proceeds through a reformulation of a given query into
a new one which can be answered without any use of theory. Thus the
problem reduces to the standard database setting.
However, the size of the query may increase substantially during the
reformulation. In this survey we review a recently developed framework
on proving lower and upper bounds on the size of this reformulation by
employing methods and results from Boolean circuit complexity.