Semantic Integration of Heterogeneous Databases of same Domain using Ontology

Muhammad Asfand-e-yar, Ramis Ali
2020 IEEE Access  
Heterogeneous database integration is the study of integrating data from multiple databases. Integrating the heterogeneous database of the same domain has three main challenges that make the heterogeneity problem difficult to solve. The three problems are Semantic, Syntactic and Structural Heterogeneity. Conventional heterogeneous database integration schemes, like De-duplication Techniques, Data Warehouse, and Information Retrieval (IR) Search technique lack the capability to solve the
more » ... ion of databases completely. The only reason is they cannot deal with Semantic heterogeneity problems efficiently. The semantic Web ontology model is experimented and discussed in the article, which is based on the query execution model. The ontology modeling is divided into two phases, initially to translate the database rules according to ontology rules to find an abstract ontology model. Secondly, to extend the abstract ontology model according to the databases. The method facilitates to apply similarly SPQRAL queries to search the data in the databases. Therefore, the Jena API is used to retrieve semantically similar records. The experiment is based on the two heterogeneous Universities Library Databases. The results show the effectiveness and scalability of the methodology.
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2988685 fatcat:xetegy3irrayxfycqg4nscl45m