An FCA-based mapping generator
Ceravolo P., Gusmini A., Leida M., Cui Z.
We present an overview of ODDI an Ontology Driven Data Integration system based on Formal concept analysis and instance comparison. Data Integration systems are used to integrate heterogeneous data sources in a single view. Following the Global-as-View approach the data is retrieved through a common conceptualization, that in our system is modeled as an ontology. This paper focuses on the problem of matching and mapping of elements between the common ontology and the data sources. The problem of query translation is also mentioned for sake of completeness, but it will be treated in detail in a future paper. Recent works on Business Intelligence do highlight the need of trustable and sound data access systems. We propose a system based on FCA to generate the mapping to the common representation and the relations between the heterogeneous data sources. © 2007 IEEE.