Schema Mappings and Data Examples: Deriving Syntax from Semantics (Invited Talk)

Phokion G. Kolaitis
Schema mappings are high-level specifications that describe the relationship between two database schemas. Schema mappings are considered to be the essential building blocks in such critical data interoperability tasks as data exchange and data integration. For this reason, they have been the focus of extensive research investigations over the past several years. Since in real-life applications schema mappings can be quite complex, it is important to develop methods and tools for illustrating, explaining, and deriving...