Constructing Information Systems Based on Schema Reuse


Information systems, which are based on database management systems, consist of two major parts: A alztabase schema and applications. We extend the view of sofmare reuse to encompass not only application programs, but also the database schema. In ~his pape~ we develop a technique for clustering and retrieving schema components based on their semantics. Our technique is based on both faceted classl@cation and neural network pattern recognition. The advantages of our approach include the user only needs to index a small portion of the components using faceted classification yet all other components are also available for retrieval by automated clustering. An application using this technique in building a data warehouse is discussed.

DOI: 10.1145/238355.238490

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@inproceedings{Li1996ConstructingIS, title={Constructing Information Systems Based on Schema Reuse}, author={Wen-Syan Li and Richard D. Holowczak}, booktitle={CIKM}, year={1996} }