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View integration: A step forward in solving structural conflicts

By Stefano Spaccapietra and Christine Parent


Thanks to the development of the federated systems approach on the one hand and the emphasis on user involvement in database design on the other, the interest in schema integration techniques is significantly increasing. Theories, methods and sometime tools have been proposed. Conflict resolution is the key issue. Different perceptions by schema designers may lead to different representations. A way must be found to support these different representations within a single system. Most current integration methodologies rely on modification of initial schemas,to solve the conflicts. This approach needs a strong interaction with the database administrator, who has authority to modify the initial schemas. This paper presents an approach to view integration specifi-cally intended to support the coexistence of different representa-tions of the same real-world objects. The main characteristics o

Year: 1994
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