Agents for Integrating Distributed Data for Function Computations

keywords: Agents, decomposable algorithm, function optimization, horizontal fragmentation, interpolation, vertical fragmentation
Many practical problems occur when we wish to manipulate the data in a way that requires information not included explicitly in this data, and where we have to deal with functions of such a nature. In a networked environment, the data may reside in components on a number of geographically distributed sites. These databases cannot be moved to other network sites due to security, size, and privacy consideration. In this paper, we present two self-decomposing algorithms for constructing a function from given discrete data, and finding the extrema of any function whose arguments are stored across a number of distributed databases.
mathematics subject classification 2000: 68U99
reference: Vol. 31, 2012, No. 5, pp. 1101–1125