Automatic info model integration - can you donate your info models?

Mark Johnson <>
Date: Mon, 15 May 1995 19:29:25 +0100 (BST)
From: Mark Johnson <>
Subject: Automatic info model integration - can you donate your info models?
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Automatic Semantic Unification of Disparate Information Models

Greetings all,

I am working in the area of heterogeneous information systems,
specificaly, I am trying to use iterative graph matching techniques to
bring semantic unification (as defined in Enterprise Integration
Modelling) to disparate information models. This work is being carried out
in the context of an agent based intelligent information infrastructure -
ADEPT, a UK DTI funded research project with BT, ICI, QMW, and
Loughbourough U. You can find out more via my homepage (see URL below). 

What I need now are some real information models to experiment with! By
information model I mean any kind of model, from highly logical global
ontologies, to simple database schema. The sort of thing that may be most
suitable would a pair of ER models of the databases of some company, eg
one from the purchasing department and one from the production department. 

If you can supply me with two or more info models, with some overlap in
what they are modelling, please get in touch. If you are interested to
find out more about this work, or maybe you'd like to compare results,
please don't hesitate to send me an email. 

Thankyou for your time.

Mark Johnson

Department of Electronic Engineering                tel: +44-171-975-5354
Queen Mary and Westfield College, U. of London      fax: +44-181-981-0259 
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK.         

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