A Semantic Integration Solution for Online Accommodation Information Integration

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2011 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), 2011, pp. 1105 - 1110
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With the tremendous growth of the Web, a broad spectrum of accommodation information is available on the Internet. In order to adequately support online information users in collecting and sharing accommodation related information, it is important to create an effective information integration solution. Existing data integration approaches such as the wrapper-mediator approach provide generic solutions for online information integration. However, the developed solutions mainly focus on small-scale information integration, where the integrated data sources are not constantly changing. Hence they can not fulfill the needs of the large, dynamic, and heterogeneous nature of the online accommodation domain. In this paper, we examine the capabilities of current solutions for online information integration in the accommodation domain, and propose an ontology-based semantic integration approach by utilizing the benefits of traditional integration solutions. The proposed approach aims to provide an effective, flexible and scalable solution for large-scale information integration
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