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The Role of Schema Matching in Large Enterprises

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The Role of Schema Matching in Large Enterprises
To date, the principal use case for schema matching research has been as a precursor for code generation, i.e., constructing mappings between schema elements with the end goal of data transfer. In this paper, we argue that schema matching plays valuable roles independent of mapping construction, especially as schemata grow to industrial scales. Specifically, in large enterprises human decision makers and planners are often the immediate consumer of information derived from schema matchers, instead of schema mapping tools. We list a set of real application areas illustrating this role for schema matching, and then present our experiences tackling a customer problem in one of these areas. We describe the matcher used, where the tool was effective, where it fell short, and our lessons learned about how well current schema matching technology is suited for use in large enterprises. Finally, we suggest a new agenda for schema matching research based on these experiences. Categories and Sub...
Ken Smith, Michael Morse, Peter Mork, Maya Hao Li,
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CIDR
Authors Ken Smith, Michael Morse, Peter Mork, Maya Hao Li, Arnon Rosenthal, David Allen, Len Seligman
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