Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

XML Information Integration

  • Alon HalevyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_780


XML data integration; XML enterprise information integration


Information integration systems offer uniform access to a set of autonomous and heterogeneous data sources. Sources can range from database systems and legacy systems to forms on the Web, web services and flat files. The data in the sources need not be completely structured as in relational databases. The number of sources in a information integration application can range from a handful to thousands. XML information integration systems are ones that based on an XML data model and query language.

Key Points

XML played a significant role in the development of information integration, from the research and from the commercialization perspectives. The emergence of XML fueled the desire for information integration, because it offered a common syntactic format for sharing data. Once this common syntax was in place, organizations could start thinking about sharing data with each other (or even, within the...

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    Halevy AY, Ashish N, Bitton D, Carey MJ, Draper D, Pollock J, Rosenthal A, Sikka V. Enterprise information integration: successes, challenges and controversies. In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data; 2005. p. 778–87.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Recruit Institute of TechnologyMountain ViewUSA
  2. 2.Google Inc.Mountain ViewUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sihem Amer-Yahia
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Informatique de GrenobleCNRS and LIGGrenobleFrance