Using Ontologies to Enhance Data Management in Distributed Environments

Data management solutions in distributed environments have been continuously evolving during the last years to answer users' needs and face new technology challenges. To help matters, ontologies have been used as a support for the techniques of managing data. For instance, ontologies may be used to describe the semantics of data at different sources, helping to overcome problems of semantic interoperability and data heterogeneity, and thus assisting schema integration and query answering over the distributed data sources.

Provided by: University of Sioux Falls Topic: Data Management Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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