Resolving Attribute Incompatibility in Database Integration: An Evidential Reasoning Approach
Conference Proceeding Article
Resolving domain incompatibility among independently developed databases often involves uncertain information. DeMichiel (1989) showed that uncertain information can be generated by the mapping of conflicting attributes to a common domain, based on some domain knowledge. The authors show that uncertain information can also arise when the database integration process requires information not directly represented in the component databases, but can be obtained through some summary of data. They therefore propose an extended relational model based on Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence (1976) to incorporate such uncertain knowledge about the source databases. They also develop a full set of extended relational operations over the extended relations. In particular, an extended union operation has been formalized to combine two extended relations using Dempster's rule of combination. The closure and boundedness properties of the proposed extended operations are formulated.
Databases and Information Systems
Data Management and Analytics
10th International Conference on Data Engineering: Proceedings: February 14-18, 1994, Houson, Texas
IEEE Computer Society
City or Country
Los Alamitos, CA
Ee-peng LIM and SHEKHAR, Shashi.
Resolving Attribute Incompatibility in Database Integration: An Evidential Reasoning Approach. (1994). 10th International Conference on Data Engineering: Proceedings: February 14-18, 1994, Houson, Texas. 154-163. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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