So Far (Schematically) yet So Near (Semantically)

TitleSo Far (Schematically) yet So Near (Semantically)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsVipul Kashyap, Amit Sheth
Conference NameSo Far (Schematically) yet So Near (Semantically)
Conference LocationLorne, 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.

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