Semantics based schema analysis

  • Nayyer Masood
  • Barry Eaglestone
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1460)


A new method for schema analysis is described in which reasoning is based upon the real-world semantics of schema elements. The method distinguishes between intrinsic and in-context semantics, which respectively provide a basis for shallow and deep semantic comparisons between element. The method provides a basis for more accurate integration of component schemas within a federated database system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nayyer Masood
    • 1
  • Barry Eaglestone
    • 2
  1. 1.Database Research Group, School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Information StudiesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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