17th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06) (2006)
Sept. 4, 2006 to Sept. 8, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DEXA.2006.125
Hassina Bounif , EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Rachel Pottinger , University of British Columbia, Canada
The paper presents a schema repository, an original repository containing different kinds of database schemas. The repository is part of a multidisciplinary approach for schema evolution called the predictive approach for database evolution. The schema repository has a dual role in the approach: (1) during the datamining process, the repository identifies and analyzes trends on collected schemas belonging to the same domain. (2) the repository is used in the building of the requirements ontology - a domain ontology that contributes in the database design and its evolution. This paper presents both the design and a heuristic-based method to populate such a repository.
R. Pottinger and H. Bounif, "Schema Repository for Database Schema Evolution," 17th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06)(DEXA), Krakow, Poland, 2006, pp. 647-651.