A Discovery-Based Approach to Database Ontology Design

  title={A Discovery-Based Approach to Database Ontology Design},
  author={Silvana Castano and Valeria De Antonellis},
  journal={Distributed and Parallel Databases},
In this paper, we introduce an approach to task-driven ontology design which is based on information discovery from database schemas. Techniques for semi-automatically discovering terms and relationships used in the information space, denoting concepts, their properties and links are proposed, which are applied in two stages. At the first stage, the focus is on the discovery of heterogeneity/ambiguity of data representations in different schemas. For this purpose, schema elements are compared… CONTINUE READING


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