Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science


Computer Science.




In distributed database systems, query optimization is to find strategies attempt to minimize the amount of data transmitted over the network. Optimization algorithms have an important impact on the performance of distributed query processing. Since optimal query processing in distributed database systems has been shown to be NP-Hard [WC96], heuristics are applied to find a cost-effective and efficient (but suboptimal) processing strategy. Many query optimization strategies have been proposed to minimize either the total cost or the response time. The approaches in distributed query processing have mainly focused on the use of joins, semijoins, and filters. In this thesis, we propose a new reduction strategy based on bloom-filters to significantly reduce the response time of a distributed query. This algorithm can process general queries consisting of an arbitrary number of relations and join attributes. The performance of the algorithm with respect to response time is compared against the Initial Feasible Solution (IFS). An amount of experimental results has been used to evaluate the performance of our algorithm. Compared to the IFS, our algorithm provides a significantly improved query solution. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .G36. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-05, page: 1749. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.