Boucelma, O.; Castano, S.; Goble, C. A.; Josifovski, V.; Lacroix, Z.; Ludaescher, Bertram. 2002. Report on the EDBT'2002 panel on scientific data integration. SIGMOD Record. Vol: 31(4). Pages 107. (Abstract) (Online version)
Various issues related to scientific data integration are discussed. The goal of data integration is to construct a global description, called global schema, of the data coming from a multitude of heterogeneous sources. Data integration systems generally follow a semantic approach to integration based on the conceptual schemas or metadata of the sources to be integrated and on a middleware data model for a uniform and semantically rich representation of heterogeneous sources. A key issue of the capability to bring data semantics aspects in automated schema matching techniques for semantic data integration.