Adaptive Web-Based Database Communities

Adaptive Web-Based Database Communities

Athman Bouguettaya (Virginia Tech, USA), Boualem Benatallah (The University of New South Wales, Australia), Brahim Medjahed (Virginia Tech, USA), Mourad Ouzzani (Virginia Tech, USA) and Lily Hendra (Northrop Grumman Information Technology, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-050-9.ch013
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Abstract

The evolution into the global information infrastructure and the concomitant increase in the available information on the Web, is offering a powerful distribution vehicle for organizations that need to coordinate the use of multiple information sources. However, the technology to organize, search, integrate, and evolve these sources has not kept pace with the rapid growth of the available information space. In this chapter, we present our work in the WebFINDIT project. WebFINDIT aims to achieve the scalable integration and efficient querying of Web-accessible databases through the incremental data-driven discovery and formation of interrelationships between information sources. WebFINDIT uses an ontological organization of the information space to filter interactions and accelerate service searches. More precisely, the information space is organized as domain-specific groups. Each group forms a database community to represent the domain of interest of the related databases. Additionally, WebFINDIT provides a monitoring mechanism to dynamically alter relationships between different database communities. This is achieved by using distributed agents that work as background processes. They continually gather and evaluate information about the intercommunity relationships to recommend changes. A prototype has been fully implemented in the context of a healthcare application.

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Acknowledgments
Patrick van Bommel
Chapter 1
Evimaria Terzi, Mohand-Said Hacid, Athena Vakali
The efficient and sophisticated representation of the structure of the documents being circulated over the Internet allows for effective querying... Sample PDF
Modeling and Querying Web Data: A Constraint-Based Logic Approach
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Chapter 2
Joao Cavalcanti, David Robertson
The continuing increase in size and complexity of Web sites has turned their design and construction into a challenging problem. Systematic... Sample PDF
Verifying Web Site Properties Using Computational Logic
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Chapter 3
Gilles Falquet, Jacques Guyot, Luka Nerima, Seongbin Park
The design and maintenance of data-intensive Web sites is a demanding task. The effort can be significantly lowered by using two verified... Sample PDF
Design and Analysis of Active Hypertext Views on Databases
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Chapter 4
Nora Koch
Although the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is by now accepted as a standard and is widely used as an object-oriented modeling language, some... Sample PDF
An Object-Oriented Hypermedia Reference Model Formally Specified in UML
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Chapter 5
Bernhard Thalheim, Antje Dusterhoft
Internet information services are developed everywhere. Such services include content generation and functionality support that have to be modeled... Sample PDF
Systematic Development of Internet Sites: Extending Approaches of Conceptual Modeling
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Chapter 6
The Webspace Method  (pages 103-126)
Roelof van Zwol, Peter M.G. Apers
The main objective of this chapter is to present the Webspace Method for modeling and querying Web-based document collections. When focusing on... Sample PDF
The Webspace Method
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Chapter 7
Paolo Atzeni, Alessio Parente
A model and a language for the description of data-intensive Web applications and a methodology for their development are proposed. The model and... Sample PDF
Specification of Web Applications with ADM-2
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Chapter 8
Jaime Gomez, Cristina Cachero
The mostly “creative” authoring process used to develop many Web applications during the last years has already proven unsuccessful to tackle, with... Sample PDF
OO-H Method: Extending UML to Model Web Interfaces
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Chapter 9
Hyoil Han, Ramez Elmasri
A lot of work has been done in the area of extracting data content from the Web, but less attention has been given to extracting the conceptual... Sample PDF
Ontology Extraction and Conceptual Modeling for Web Information
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Chapter 10
Abad Shah
Today, the Internet and the Web are the most amazingly and dynamically growing computer technologies. The number of users accessing the Web is... Sample PDF
OODM: An Object-Oriented Design Methodology for Development of Web Applications
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Chapter 11
Filippo Ricca, Paolo Tonella
The World Wide Web has become an interesting opportunity for companies to deliver services and products at distance. Correspondingly, the quality of... Sample PDF
Web Application Quality: Supporting Maintenance and Testing
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Chapter 12
Christos Bouras, Agisilaos Konidaris
This chapter presents a step-by-step approach to the design, implementation and management of a Data-Intensive Web Site (DIWS). The approach... Sample PDF
Modeling Data-Intensive Web Sites for Personalization, Integrity and Performance
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Chapter 13
Athman Bouguettaya, Boualem Benatallah, Brahim Medjahed, Mourad Ouzzani, Lily Hendra
The evolution into the global information infrastructure and the concomitant increase in the available information on the Web, is offering a... Sample PDF
Adaptive Web-Based Database Communities
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Chapter 14
Yin Leng Theng
This chapter reviews continuing usability problems with hypertext and Web applications and highlights new issues, in particular, cultural and... Sample PDF
Designing Hypertext and the Web with the Heart and the Mind
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