An Overview of Ontology-Driven Data Integration

An Overview of Ontology-Driven Data Integration

Agustina Buccella (Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina) and Alejandra Cechich (Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-852-0.ch115
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New software requirements have emerged because of innovation in technology, specially involving network aspects. The possibility enterprises, institutions and even common users can improve their connectivity allowing them to work as they are at the same time, generates an explosion in this area. Besides, nowadays it is very common to hear that large enterprises fuse with others. Therefore, requirements as interoperability and integrability are part of any type of organization around the world. In general, large modern enterprises use different database management systems to store and search their critical data. All of these databases are very important for an enterprise but the different interfaces they possibly have make difficult their administration. Therefore, recovering information through a common interface becomes crucial in order to realize, for instance, the full value of data contained in the databases (Hass & Lin, 2002).

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