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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
This paper deals with the problem of handling semantic heterogeneity during schema integration. Semantics refer to the meaning of data in contrast to syntax, which solely defines the structure of schema elements. We focus on the part of semantics related to the meanings of terms used to name schema elements. Our approach does not rely on the names of the schema elements or the structure of the schema. Instead, we present an approach based on formal ontologies presented in a logical language fordoi:10.1007/3-540-45816-6_31 fatcat:7dekbniwtbbbphuy6iqcpqgua4