Landscaping the information space of large multi-database networks

Mike P. Papazoglou, Henderik A. Proper, Jian Yang
2001 Data & Knowledge Engineering  
The promises of network-accessible information are increasingly di cult to achieve. These di culties are due to a variety of causes, such as, the rapid growth in the volume of networkavailable information and the increasing complexity, diversity and terminological uctuations of the di erent information sources available. This paper presents a conceptual architecture for the organisation information space across collections of component systems in multi-databases that provides serendipity,
more » ... ation and contextualisation support so that users can achieve logical connections between concepts they are familiar with and schema terms employed in multi-database systems. Large-scale searching for multi-database schema information is guided by a combination of lexical, structural and semantic aspects of schema terms in order to reveal more meaning both about the contents of a requested information term and about its placement within the distributed information space.
doi:10.1016/s0169-023x(00)00050-1 fatcat:akgagzotjfhdtkpcii5s5kqkru