Proceedings. 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 2004. (2004)
Sept. 20, 2004 to Sept. 24, 2004
Sebastian Bossung , Technical University of Hamburg, Germany
Hermann Stoeckle , University of Auckland, New Zealand
John Grundy , University of Auckland, New Zealand
Robert Amor , University of Auckland, New Zealand
John Hosking , University of Auckland, New Zealand
Data transformation problems are very common and are challenging to implement for large and complex datasets. We describe a new approach for specifying data mapping transformations between XML schemas using a combination of automated schema analysis agents and selective user interaction. A graphical tool visualises parts of the two schemas to be mapped and a variety of agents analyse all or parts of the schema, voting on the likelihood of matching subsets. The user can confirm or reject suggestions, or even allow schema matches to be automatically determined, incrementally building up to a fully-mapped schema. An implementation of the mapping specification can then be generated.
R. Amor, S. Bossung, J. Hosking, H. Stoeckle and J. Grundy, "Automated Data Mapping Specification via Schema Heuristics and User Interaction," Proceedings. 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 2004.(ASE), Linz, Austria, 2004, pp. 208-217.