Experience with a Combined Approach to Attribute-Matching Across Heterogeneous Databases

@inproceedings{Clifton1997ExperienceWA,
  title={Experience with a Combined Approach to Attribute-Matching Across Heterogeneous Databases},
  author={Chris Clifton and E. Housman and Arnon Rosenthal},
  booktitle={DS-7},
  year={1997}
}
Determining attribute correspondences is a difficult, time-consuming, knowledgeintensive part of database integration. We report on experiences with tools that identified candidate correspondences, as a step in a large scale effort to improve communication among Air Force systems. First, we describe a new method that was both simple and surprisingly successful: Data dictionary and catalog information were dumped to unformatted text; then off-the-shelf information retrieval software estimated… CONTINUE READING
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