Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

Datenbanksysteme in Business, Technologie und Web (BTW 2007) P-103, 212-226 (2007).



Alfons Kemper (ed.), Harald Schöning (ed.), Thomas Rose (ed.), Matthias Jarke (ed.), Thomas Seidl (ed.), Christoph Quix (ed.), Christoph Brochhaus (ed.)


Towards an integratedmodel for data, metadata, and operations

Jürgen Göres and Stefan Dessloch


Information integration requires manipulating data and metadata in ways that in general go beyond a single existing transformation formalism. As a result, a complete source-to-target mapping can only be expressed by combining different techniques like query languages, wrappers, scripting, etc., which are often speci c to a single integration platform or vendor. Such a mapping is not portable across different alternative deployment scenarios, thus limiting the mapping's reusability and putting the considerable investment required to create it at risk. To avoid this vendor lock-in, we de ne an integrated representation for operations on arbitrary data and metadata that is independent of any speci c metamodel or transformation language. Using it, we can express mappings in an abstract, vendor-neutral form, improving the interoperability of integration tools and the exibility for the deployment of mappings.

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