Mediators over taxonomy-based information sources

Mediators over taxonomy-based information sources We propose a mediator model for providing integrated and unified access to multiple taxonomy-based sources. Each source comprises a taxonomy and a database that indexes objects under the terms of the taxonomy. A mediator comprises a taxonomy and a set of relations between the mediator’s and the sources’ terms, called articulations. By combining different modes of query evaluation at the sources and the mediator and different types of query translation, a flexible, efficient scheme of mediator operation is obtained that can accommodate various application needs and levels of answer quality. We adopt a simple conceptual modeling approach (taxonomies and intertaxonomy mappings) and we illustrate its advantages in terms of ease of use, uniformity, scalability, and efficiency. These characteristics make this proposal appropriate for a large-scale network of sources and mediators. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The VLDB Journal Springer Journals

Mediators over taxonomy-based information sources

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Computer Science; Database Management
ISSN
1066-8888
eISSN
0949-877X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00778-003-0119-8
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Abstract

We propose a mediator model for providing integrated and unified access to multiple taxonomy-based sources. Each source comprises a taxonomy and a database that indexes objects under the terms of the taxonomy. A mediator comprises a taxonomy and a set of relations between the mediator’s and the sources’ terms, called articulations. By combining different modes of query evaluation at the sources and the mediator and different types of query translation, a flexible, efficient scheme of mediator operation is obtained that can accommodate various application needs and levels of answer quality. We adopt a simple conceptual modeling approach (taxonomies and intertaxonomy mappings) and we illustrate its advantages in terms of ease of use, uniformity, scalability, and efficiency. These characteristics make this proposal appropriate for a large-scale network of sources and mediators.

Journal

The VLDB JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2005

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