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Product schema integration for electronic commerce-a synonym comparison approach

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3 Author(s)
Guanghao Yan ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA ; Wee Keong Ng ; Ee-Peng Lim

In any electronic commerce system, the heterogeneity of product descriptions is a critical impediment to efficient business information exchange. In the ABECOS electronic commerce system, buyer agents, seller agents, and directory agents liaise with one another in e-commerce activities. Only when agents have a common ontology of product descriptions (also called product schemas) are they able to interact seamlessly in e-commerce activities. This gives rise to the product schema integration problem (PSI); the problem of integrating heterogeneous schemas of a certain product into one globally compatible schema. We adopt an integration approach based on product attribute synonyms. We give a formal definition of the problem and show that it is NP-complete. We contrast our approach of study to conventional schema integration in federated databases. We also propose a set of approximate algorithms for PSI and evaluate their performance

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Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May/Jun 2002

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