Transforming XML Documents as Schemas Evolve

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Transforming XML Documents as Schemas Evolve
Database systems often use XML schema to describe the format of valid XML documents. Usually, this format is determined when the system is designed. Sometimes, in an already functioning system, a need arises to change the XML schemas. In such a situation, the system has to transform the old XML documents so that they conform to the new format and that as little information as possible is lost in the process. This process is called schema evolution. We have implemented an XML schema transformation toolkit within IBM Master Data Management Server (MDM). MDM uses XML documents to describe products that an enterprise may be offering to its clients. In this work we focus on evolving schemas rather than on integrating separate or heterogeneous data sources. Our solution includes an extendible schema matching algorithm that was designed with evolving XML schemas in mind and takes advantage of hierarchical structure of XML. It also includes a data transformation and migration method appropria...
Jarek Gryz, Marcin Kwietniewski, Stephanie Hazlewo
Added 30 Jan 2011
Updated 30 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Jarek Gryz, Marcin Kwietniewski, Stephanie Hazlewood, Paul van Run
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