Towards a Comprehensive Methodological Framework for Semantic Integration of Heterogeneous Data Sources

Diego Calvanese, Silvana Castano, Francesco Guerra, Domenico Lembo, Michele Melchiori, Giorgio Terracina, Domenico Ursino, and Maurizio Vincini

Proc. of the 8th Int. Workshop on Knowledge Representation meets Databases (KRDB 2001). Volume 45 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, http://ceur-ws.org/. 2001.

Nowadays, data can be represented and stored by using different formats ranging from non structured data, typical of file systems, to semistructured data, typical of Web sources, to highly structured data, typical of relational database systems. Therefore, the necessity arises to define new models and approaches for uniformly handling datasources having different formats and structures, and obtaining a global, integrated, and uniform representation. In this paper we present three approaches to data integration and propose a unifying framework integrating the various methodologies and incorporating techniques developed separately. We also present the architecture of a metadata repository supporting the integration framework.


@inproceedings{KRDB-2001,
   title = "Towards a Comprehensive Methodological Framework for Semantic
Integration of Heterogeneous Data Sources",
   year = "2001",
   author = "Diego Calvanese and Silvana Castano and Francesco Guerra and
Domenico Lembo and Michele Melchiori and Giorgio Terracina and Domenico
Ursino and Maurizio Vincini",
   booktitle = "Proc. of the 8th Int. Workshop on Knowledge Representation
meets Databases (KRDB 2001)",
   volume = "45",
   series = "CEUR Workshop Proceedings, http://ceur-ws.org/",
}
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