An Evidential Approach to Integrating Semantically Heterogeneous Distributed Databases

  • Xin Hong
  • Sally McClean
  • Bryan Scotney
  • Philip Morrow
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11788911_22

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4042)
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Hong X., McClean S., Scotney B., Morrow P. (2006) An Evidential Approach to Integrating Semantically Heterogeneous Distributed Databases. In: Bell D.A., Hong J. (eds) Flexible and Efficient Information Handling. BNCOD 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4042. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We present an evidential scheme for integrating semantically heterogeneous aggregates, stored as summary tables, of distributed databases. The ontology of discourse at which to carry out the integration of aggregates is the common ontology derived from local ontologies in the form of classification schemes. The distributed aggregation combination operator DAggCom is developed to combine aggregates from local databases and requires minimal communication with local data sources.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin Hong
    • 1
  • Sally McClean
    • 1
  • Bryan Scotney
    • 1
  • Philip Morrow
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and Information Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of UlsterColeraine, Northern Ireland

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