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An Optimization Approach for Semantic-based XML Schema Matching

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Author(s)

Jaewook Kim, Yun Peng, Nenad Ivezic, Jun H. Shin

Abstract

We propose a novel solution for semantic-based XML schema matching, taking a mathematical programming approach. This method identifies the globally optimal solution for the problem of matching leaf nodes between two XML schema trees by reducing the tree-to-tree matching problem to simpler problems of path-to-path, node-to-node, and word-to-word matching. We formulate these matching problems as maximum-weighted bipartite graph matching problems with different constraints, which are solved by different mathematical programming techniques, including integer programming and dynamic programming. Solutions to simpler problems provide weights for the next stage until the optimal tree-to-tree matching solution is obtained. The effectiveness of this approach has been verified and demonstrated by computer experiments.
Citation
International Journal of Trade Economics and Finance

Keywords

E-business, XML schema matching, maximum-weighted bipartite graph, semantic similarity, mathematical programming

Citation

Kim, J. , Peng, Y. , Ivezic, N. and Shin, J. (2013), An Optimization Approach for Semantic-based XML Schema Matching, International Journal of Trade Economics and Finance, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907897 (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created May 16, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017