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Author Johannesson, Paul ♦ Jamil, M. Hasan
Source CiteSeerX
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Publisher IEEE Press
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Heterogeneous Information System ♦ Several Independent Information Ba ♦ Different Way ♦ Research Direction ♦ Semantic Heterogeneity ♦ Single Enterprise ♦ Local Information Source ♦ Many Organisation Today ♦ Introduction Interoperability ♦ Related Information ♦ Many Enterprise ♦ Critical Issue ♦ Basic Problem ♦ Semantic Interoperability Context ♦ Access Remote
Description An increasing dependence and cooperation between organisations has created a need for many enterprises to access remote as well as local information sources. Thus, it becomes important to be able to interconnect existing, heterogeneous information systems. One form of heterogeneity is semantic heterogeneity, which occurs when there is a disagreement regarding the interpretation and intended use of related information, or when the same phenomenon in a Universe of Discourse is modelled in different ways in two systems. In this paper, we survey the basic problems caused by semantic heterogeneity and suggest a number of research directions that address these problems. 1 Introduction Interoperability is becoming a critical issue for many organisations today. An increasing dependence and cooperation between organisations has created a need for many enterprises to access remote as well as local information sources. Further, even a single enterprise may have several independent information ba...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1994-01-01
Publisher Institution Proc. of the Second International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, 180 - 191