Partial evaluation of queries for bit-sliced signature files
Information Processing Letters
305 - 311
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Our research extends the bit-sliced signature organization by introducing a partial evaluation approach for queries. The partial evaluation approach minimizes the response time by using a subset of the on-bits of the query signature. A new signature file optimization method, Partially evaluated Bit-Sliced Signature File (P-BSSF), for multi-term query environments using the partial evaluation approach is introduced. The analysis shows that, with 14% increase in space overhead, P-BSSF provides a query processing time improvement of more than 85% for multi-term query environments with respect to the best performance of the bit-sliced signature file (BSSF) method. Under the sequentiality assumption of disk blocks, P-BSSF provides a desirable response time of 1 second for a database size of one million records with a 28% space overhead. Due to partial evaluation, the desirable response time is guaranteed for queries with several terms.