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2014 (Vol. 7, Issue: 13)
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Ontology Mapping for a New Database Integration Model Using an Ontology-driven Mediated Warehousing Approach

Ali Ahmed, Hafizullah Amin Hashim, Faisal Alsamt, Naomie Salim, Khalid Ahmed Ibrahim and Ibrahim Almahy
Corresponding Author:  Ali Ahmed 

Key words:  Data warehousing, database integration, global ontology, local ontology, ontology mapping, ,
Vol. 7 , (13): 2747-2755
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September 16, 2013 September 28, 2013 April 05, 2014
Abstract:

Ontology mapping is a technique that has become very useful for matching semantics between ontologies or schemas that were designed independently of each other. The main goal of the ontology mapping is to enable interoperability between applications in distributed information systems based on heterogeneous ontologies. To achieve this goal it is necessary to formally define mapping rules between local data sources and ontologies and the notion of a mapping between ontologies. In this study, the authors proposed a new mapping approach, so that the ontologies have to be linked to actual information sources in order to support the integration process. In this approach, first, for each incorporated information source, a local ontology is generated to describe its semantics as well as the resulting mappings between the source and the local ontology, then the local ontologies are mapped to a global ontology using the mapping rule.
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Ali Ahmed, Hafizullah Amin Hashim, Faisal Alsamt, Naomie Salim, Khalid Ahmed Ibrahim and Ibrahim Almahy, 2014. Ontology Mapping for a New Database Integration Model Using an Ontology-driven Mediated Warehousing Approach.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7(13): 2747-2755.
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