Binary Information Press
A novel approach is proposed for heterogeneous, distributed data integration that uses Multi-Agents Systems (MAS) technology. In the authors' papers, the idea of \"Active virtual database server\" is especially presented to build a kind of heterogeneous data integration model, which can accommodate to the heterogeneous, disperse, autonomous data sources. They consider different tasks of the data integration process as services offered by the different intelligent agents that are implemented in the form of web services. In this model, a resource agent is specified as \"Wrapper\" to define abstract interface of data registration and integration.