Using Conceptual Modeling and Intelligent Agents to Integrate Semi-structured Documents in Federated Databases

  • Georges Gardarin
  • Fei Sha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1565)


Object-oriented multidatabase systems (also referred to as federated databases or heterogeneous databases) represents the confluence of various trends in computer science and technology [BGP97], among them object-orientation [CB+97], distributed databases, and interoperability. Recently, the Internet has become the major vehicle in networking industry for information access and dissemination. The Web as a service on top of the Internet focuses on transparent Internet navigation and hypermedia document oriented information access. Thus, today there is a need to integrate the object-oriented multidatabase technology with hypermedia documents. This paper discusses the integration of hypermedia documents within the IRO-DB federated database system [Gar97]. It proposes the use of conceptual modeling coupled with intelligent agents to integrate semi-structured files within the IRO-DB query process.


Intelligent Agent Query Language Local Schema Document Type Extraction Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Gardarin
    • 1
  • Fei Sha
    • 1
  1. 1.PRiSM Laboratory, CNRSUniversity of Versailles St-Quentin en YvelinesVersaillesFrance

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