Vassilis PapadimosI am a graduate student in the Computer Science department at Portland State University. I am working on the Niagara project under the supervision of Prof. David Maier.
Distributed Query Processing and Catalogs for Peer-to-Peer Systems describes a distributed catalog scheme for routing mutant queries in P2P networks (here are the slides from the CIDR '03 presentation.)
You can find a more extensive introduction to mutant queries in Mutant Query Plans (published in Information and Software Technology 44(4) - here's an online preprint and the slides from a presentation at the Objects, XML, and Databases workshop at OOPSLA '01.)
I'm hip, said Red, Grandma what groovy eyes you have! The better to dig you with my dear, said the wolf. But Grandma, Red said, I don't want to sound rude, but what a long nose you have! Yeah, said the wolf, it is a gasser. And Grandma, said Red, your ears are the most, to say the least! The better to bug your phone with my dear, said the wolf, impishly. And Grandma, said Red, on the TV they advertise stuff that will banish unsightly facial hair. Say, what is this, snapped the wolf, face inspection? I mean, I know I don't look the greatest, but what are you going to do? Let's just say I'm not photogenic!Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins, The Story of Little Red Riding Hood