On the applicability of schema integration techniques to database interoperation

Mark W.W. Vermeer, Peter M.G. Apers

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Abstract

We discuss the applicability of schema integration techniques developed for tightly-coupled database interoperation to interoperation of databases stemming from different modelling contexts. We illustrate that in such an environment, it is typically quite difficult to infer the real-world semantics of remote classes from their definition in remote databases. However, defining relationships between the real-world semantics of schema elements is essential in existing schema integration techniques. We propose to base database interoperation in such environments on instance-level semantic relationships, to be defined using what we call object comparison rules. Both the local and the remote classifications of the appropriately merged instances are maintained, allowing for the derivation of a global class hierarchy if desired.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling — ER '96
Subtitle of host publication15th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling Cottbus, Germany, October 7–10, 1996
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages179-194
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-70685-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-61784-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996
Event15th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 1996 - Cottbus, Germany
Duration: 7 Oct 199610 Oct 1996
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume1157
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 1996
Abbreviated titleER
CountryGermany
CityCottbus
Period7/10/9610/10/96

Keywords

  • IR-66464
  • DB-DFDB: DISTRIBUTED OR FEDERATED DATABASES
  • DB-OODB: OBJECT-ORIENTED DATABASES
  • EWI-7351

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    Vermeer, M. W. W., & Apers, P. M. G. (1996). On the applicability of schema integration techniques to database interoperation. In Conceptual Modeling — ER '96: 15th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling Cottbus, Germany, October 7–10, 1996 (pp. 179-194). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 1157). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0019923