Automated data mapping specification via schema heuristics and user interaction

Sebastian Bossung, Hermann Stoeckle, John Grundy, Robert Amor, John Hosking

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Data transformation problems are very common and are challenging to implement for large and complex datasets. We describe a new approach for specifying data mapping transformations between XML schemas using a combination of automated schema analysis agents and selective user interaction. A graphical tool visualises parts of the two schemas to be mapped and a variety of agents analyse all or parts of the schema, voting on the likelihood of matching subsets. The user can confirm or reject suggestions, or even allow schema matches to be automatically determined, incrementally building up to a fully-mapped schema. An implementation of the mapping specification can then be generated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2004
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventAutomated Software Engineering Conference 2004 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 20 Sep 200424 Sep 2004
Conference number: 19th (Proceedings)

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NameProceedings - 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2004


ConferenceAutomated Software Engineering Conference 2004
Abbreviated titleASE 2004
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