AERIA: Extending SKOS for the Practical, yet Well-founded, Representation and Integration of Web Schemas in the Large
One of the challenges that large organizations need to address is to improve the governance of the data they manage. When information sources are multiple (e.g. hundreds of databases) and large in size (e.g. in databases with hundreds/thousands of tables), locating the relevant data, capturing their semantics and grasping an overall view of the available information become difficult; these tasks are indeed crucial in order to use the sources across different applications targeted to data integration, document management, or service provision. The problem is even more relevant in digital ecosystems, such as large virtual enterprises, and local clusters of Small-Medium Enterprises, where the set of schemas to consider may change over time.