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Data integration through service-based mediation for web-enabled information systems

Zhu, Yaoling and Pahl, Claus (2008) Data integration through service-based mediation for web-enabled information systems. In: Brandon, Daniel M., (ed.) Software Engineering for Modern Web Applications: Methodologies and Technologies. Information Science Reference . IGI Global, pp. 84-99. ISBN 978-159904492-7

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The Web and its underlying platform technologies have often been used to integrate existing software and information systems. Traditional techniques for data representation and transformations between documents are not sufficient to support a flexible and maintainable data integration solution that meets the requirements of modern complex Web-enabled software and information systems. The difficulty arises from the high degree of complexity of data structures, for example in business and technology applications, and from the constant change of data and its representation. In the Web context, where the Web platform is used to integrate different organisations or software systems, additionally the problem of heterogeneity arises. We introduce a specific data integration solution for Web applications such as Web-enabled information systems. Our contribution is an integration technology framework for Web-enabled information systems comprising, firstly, a data integration technique based on the declarative specification of transformation rules and the construction of connectors that handle the integration and, secondly, a mediator architecture based on information services and the constructed connectors to handle the integration process.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Web Applications; Data Integration; Software Architecture; Data Models; Information System Design
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:IGI Global
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Copyright Information:© 2008 IGI Global
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17088
Deposited On:26 Jun 2012 15:55 by Claus Pahl. Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 12:56

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