A Metadata Approach to Resolving Semantic Conflicts.

Michael Siegel, Stuart E. Madnick: A Metadata Approach to Resolving Semantic Conflicts. VLDB 1991: 133-145
  author    = {Michael Siegel and
               Stuart E. Madnick},
  editor    = {Guy M. Lohman and
               Am\'{\i}lcar Sernadas and
               Rafael Camps},
  title     = {A Metadata Approach to Resolving Semantic Conflicts},
  booktitle = {17th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, September
               3-6, 1991, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Proceedings},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1991},
  isbn      = {1-55860-150-3},
  pages     = {133-145},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/SiegelM91.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/91},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


In this paper we describe a rule-based approach to semantic specification that can be used to establish semantic agreement between a source and receiver. Query processing techniques use these specifications along with conversion routines and query modification to guarantee correct data semantics. This work also examines the effect of changing data semantics. These changes may occur at the source of the data or they may be changes in thespecifications of the data semantics for the application. Methods are describedfor detecting these changes and for determining if the database can continue tosupply meaningful data to the application. These methods for semantic reconciliation are necessary for determining logical connectivity between a data source (database) and a data receiver (application). Though described in terms of the source-receiver model, these techniques can also be used for semantic reconciliation and schema integration for multidatabasesystems.

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Guy M. Lohman, Amílcar Sernadas, Rafael Camps (Eds.): 17th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, September 3-6, 1991, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Proceedings. Morgan Kaufmann 1991, ISBN 1-55860-150-3


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