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<p><b>Abstract</b>—A partial-sum query obtains the summation over a set of specified cells of a data cube. We establish a connection between the covering problem in the theory of error-correcting codes and the partial-sum problem and use this connection to devise algorithms for the partial-sum problem with efficient space-time trade-offs. For example, using our algorithms, with 44 percent additional storage, the query response time can be improved by about 12 percent; by roughly doubling the storage requirement, the query response time can be improved by about 34 percent.</p>
Partial-sum query, covering code, error-correcting code, on-line analytical processing, data cube, multidimensional database, precomputation, query algorithm.

R. Agrawal, C. Ho and J. Bruck, "Partial-Sum Queries in OLAP Data Cubes Using Covering Codes," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 47, no. , pp. 1326-1340, 1998.
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