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    Intersection schemas as a dataspace integration technique

    Brownlow, Richard and Poulovassilis, Alex (2014) Intersection schemas as a dataspace integration technique. In: Third International Workshop on Bidirectional Transformations (BX 2014), 28 Mar 2014, Athens, Greece.

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces the concept of Intersection Schemas in the field of heterogeneous data integration and dataspaces. We introduce a technique for incrementally integrating heterogeneous data sources by specifying semantic overlaps between sets of extensional schemas using bidirectional schema transformations, and automatically combining them into a global schema at each iteration of the integration process. We propose an incremental data integration methodology that uses this technique and that aims to reduce the amount of up-front effort required. Such approaches to data integration are often described as pay-as-you-go. A demonstrator of our technique is described, which utilizes a new graphical user tool implemented using the AutoMed heterogeneous data integration system. A case study is also described, and our technique and integration methodology are compared with a classical data integration strategy.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Dataspaces, Pay-as-you-go, Data Integration, Bidirectional Schema Transformations
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for, Bioinformatics, Bloomsbury Centre for, Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Mr Richard Brownlow
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 12:10
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 13:56
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9875

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