ODDI: Ontology-Driven Data Integration

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

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Data Integration systems are used to integrate heterogeneous data sources in a single view. Recent works on Business Intelligence do highlight the need of on-time, trustable and sound data access systems. This require for method based on a semi-automatic procedure that can provide reliable results. A crucial factor for any semi automatic algorithm is based on the matching operators implemented. 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 marching operators that allow to group similar attributes on a semantic rich form. The validation of the system have demonstrate how the aggregation of matching operators is not a trivial problem because traditional aggregators produce a compensation effect on operators that can have very different informative values. For this reason this work is now evolving thought the implementation of aggregators based on logic theories, able to distinguish different properties of matching operators.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 12th International Conference, KES 2008, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)3540855629, 9783540855620
StatePublished - 2008
Event12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2008 - Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 3 Sep 20085 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume5177 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2008


  • Data integration
  • Mapping generation
  • Matching operators


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