Ontologies offer two contributions to the Semantic Web. On the first hand, they show a vocabulary consensus inside a community. On the other hand, they provide reasoning capabilities. In this paper we present a completely automatic translation from relational schemas to OWL, so that inference mechanisms can be used to integrate different schemas, by dealing with structure heterogeneities. The output of the translation algorithm, which explicits functional dependencies in the relational schema, belongs to OWL Full.
CitationAbelló, A., Carpani, F. "Using OWL to integrate relational schemas". 2006.
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