|Title||So Far (Schematically) yet So Near (Semantically)|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Authors||Vipul Kashyap, Amit Sheth|
|Conference Name||So Far (Schematically) yet So Near (Semantically)|
|Conference Location||Lorne, Victoria, Australia|
In a multidatabase system, schematic conflicts between two objects are usually of interest only when the ob jects have some semantic affinity. In this paper we try to reconcile the two perspectives. We first define the concept of semantic proximity and provide a semantic taxonomy. We then enumerate and classify the schematic and data conflicts. We discuss possible semantic similarities between two objects that have various types of schematic and data conflicts. Issues of uncertain information and inconsistent information are also addressed.