Data Integration in the Large: The Challenge of Reuse.

Arnon Rosenthal, Leonard J. Seligman: Data Integration in the Large: The Challenge of Reuse. VLDB 1994: 669-675
  author    = {Arnon Rosenthal and
               Leonard J. Seligman},
  editor    = {Jorge B. Bocca and
               Matthias Jarke and
               Carlo Zaniolo},
  title     = {Data Integration in the Large: The Challenge of Reuse},
  booktitle = {VLDB'94, Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, September 12-15, 1994, Santiago de Chile, Chile},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1994},
  isbn      = {1-55860-153-8},
  pages     = {669-675},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/vldb94-669.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/94},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


Much published research on data integration considers only a ``one shot'' effort to produce an integrated schema or a multidatabase query. This paper examines a more complex environment. Our clients carry out multiple integration efforts, producing multiple kinds of integrated systems that involve overlapping subsets of their component databases. Metadata is costly to collect and maintain, so one wishes to reuse it wherever possible. We thus must devise ways to reuse integration metadata across integration efforts, though the efforts may have different goals and may concern overlapping subsets of the components. This paper identifies and examines issues of maximizing information and code reuse by organizations facing data integration in the large.

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Jorge B. Bocca, Matthias Jarke, Carlo Zaniolo (Eds.): VLDB'94, Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, September 12-15, 1994, Santiago de Chile, Chile. Morgan Kaufmann 1994, ISBN 1-55860-153-8
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