A Mismatch Description Language for Conceptual Schema Mapping and Its Cartographic Representation

  • Thorsten Reitz
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15300-6_15

Volume 6292 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Reitz T. (2010) A Mismatch Description Language for Conceptual Schema Mapping and Its Cartographic Representation. In: Fabrikant S.I., Reichenbacher T., van Kreveld M., Schlieder C. (eds) Geographic Information Science. GIScience 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6292. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Geospatial data offered by distributed services are often modeled with different conceptual schemas although they cover the same thematic area. To ensure interoperability of geospatial data, the existing heterogeneous conceptual schemas can be mapped to a common conceptual schema. However, the underlying formalized schema mappings are difficult to create, difficult to re-use and often contain mismatches of abstraction level, of scope difference, domain semantics and value semantics of the mapped entities. We have developed a novel approach to document and communicate such mismatches in the form of a Mismatch Description Language (MDL). This MDL can be transformed into various textual and cartographic representations to support users in communicating and understanding mismatches, and to assess the reusability of a mapping.

Keywords

Conceptual Schema Mapping Mismatch Description Mismatch Identification Data Integration Transformed Data Quality 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thorsten Reitz
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  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics ResearchDarmstadtGermany