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Using Structural Analysis to Mediate XML Semantic Interoperability


Ashis Mishra


Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Michael Ripley


MITRE Corporation

Amar Gupta


Pace University - The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

February 2002

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4345-02; Eller College Working Paper No. 1024-05

Abstract:     
At the forefront of interoperability using XML in an Internet environment is the issue of semantic trans-lation; that is, the ability to properly interpret the elements, attributes, and values contained in an XML file. In many cases, specific domains have standardized the way data are represented in XML. When this does not occur, some type of mediation is required to interpret XML formatted data that does not adhere to pre-defined semantics. The prototype X-Map was developed to investigate what is required to mediate semantic interoperability between heterogeneous domains. An essential component of this system is structural analysis of data representations in the respective domains. When mediating XML data between similar but non-identical domains, we cannot rely solely on semantic similarities of tags and/or the data content of elements to establish associations between related elements, especially over the Internet. To complement these discovered associations one can attempt to build on relationships based on the respective domain structures and the position and relationships of evaluated elements within those structures. For this purpose, the domains are represented as hierarchical trees in XML syntax; a more general solution handles arbitrary graphs. A structural analysis algorithm builds on associations discovered by other analysis, using these associations to aid in discovering further links that could not have been discovered by purely static examination of the elements and their aggregate content. A number of methodologies are presented by which the algorithm maximizes the number of relevant mappings or associations derived from the XML structures. The paper concludes with comparative results obtained using these three methodologies.

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Mishra, Ashis and Ripley, Michael and Gupta, Amar, Using Structural Analysis to Mediate XML Semantic Interoperability (February 2002). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4345-02; Eller College Working Paper No. 1024-05. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=306845 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.306845

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Ashis Mishra
Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore ( email )
Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

Michael Ripley
MITRE Corporation ( email )
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
(781) 271-4998 (Phone)
Amar Gupta (Contact Author)
Pace University - The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems ( email )
163 William Street
New York, NY 10038
United States
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