Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 145–173

Resource location in large scale heterogeneous and autonomous databases

  • Athman Bouguettaya
  • Stephen Milliner
  • Roger King
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00962628

Cite this article as:
Bouguettaya, A., Milliner, S. & King, R. J Intell Inf Syst (1995) 5: 145. doi:10.1007/BF00962628

Abstract

In many large organizations there has been a proliferation of database systems to handle ever increasing volumes of information. In order to explore a potentially huge on-line information space, we must develop an architecture which allows for the dynamic data driven construction of inter-database node relationships in an incremental manner. In this paper we introduce the FINDIT architecture which uses informationmeta-types to provide a basis for such an organization and, consequently, provides a platform for interoperability. A distinction is made between theinformation andinter-node relationship spaces to achieve scalability. Tassili language primitives are used for the incremental building of dynamic inter-node relationships based upon usage considerations.

Keywords

Multidatabases Federated Databases Interoperability Heterogeneous and Autonomous Databases Query Languages 

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Athman Bouguettaya
    • 1
  • Stephen Milliner
    • 1
  • Roger King
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information SystemsQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA