Steven Yi-Cheng Tu

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Systems for helping users to select data sources in an environment, such as the Internet, must be expressive enough to allow a variety of data sources to be formally represented. We build upon and extend the concept language, description logic (DL), to propose a novel representation system to achieve that goal. We point out that there are technical barriers(More)
Capturing data quality and context semantics at the early stage of database design is a critical issue for both database researchers and practitioners. As in traditional database design, users' quality and context requirements should be represented at the conceptual level. This paper first generalizes the issues governing data quality and context semantics(More)
UccNet ( is a globally centralized B2B electronic data platform for storing trading product item information and hosted by the non-profit international standardization institute EAN-UCC. It is an emerging B2B data communication standard for the retail industry with significant potential impact. Many US retailers are(More)
Source selection allows the users to express what they want while the system automatically performs the identification and selection of relevant sources to answer the query request. To automate that process, the system must be able to represent the contents of data sources in a description language. Descriptions of source contents can be characterized by(More)
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