ODDI - A Framework for Semi-automatic Data Integration

Paolo Ceravolo, Ernesto Damiani, Marcello Leida, Zhan Cui, Alex Gusmini



Recent works on Business Intelligence do highlight the need of on-time, trustable and sound data access systems. Moreover the application of these systems in a flexible and dynamic environment requires for an approach based on automatic procedures that can provide reliable results. A crucial factor for any automatic data integration system is the matching process. Different categories of matching operators carry different semantics. For this reason combining them in a single algorithm is a non trivial process that have to take into account a variety of options. This paper proposes a solution based on a categorization of matching operators that allow to group similar attributes on a semantic rich form. This way we define all the information need in order to create a mapping. Then Mapping Generation is activated only on those set of elements that can be queried without violating any integrity constraints on data.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ceravolo P., Damiani E., Leida M., Cui Z. and Gusmini A. (2008). ODDI - A Framework for Semi-automatic Data Integration . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-36-4, pages 15-24. DOI: 10.5220/0001678000150024

in Bibtex Style

author={Paolo Ceravolo and Ernesto Damiani and Marcello Leida and Zhan Cui and Alex Gusmini},
title={ODDI - A Framework for Semi-automatic Data Integration},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - ODDI - A Framework for Semi-automatic Data Integration
SN - 978-989-8111-36-4
AU - Ceravolo P.
AU - Damiani E.
AU - Leida M.
AU - Cui Z.
AU - Gusmini A.
PY - 2008
SP - 15
EP - 24
DO - 10.5220/0001678000150024