GROM: a general rewriter of semantic mappings
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We present GROM, a tool conceived to handle high-level schema mappings between semantic descriptions of a source and a target database. GROM rewrites mappings between the virtual, view-based semantic schemas, in terms of mappings between the two physical databases, and then executes them. The system serves the purpose of teaching two main lessons. First, designing mappings among higher-level descriptions is often simpler than working with the original schemas. Second, as soon as the view-definition language becomes more expressive, to handle, for example, negation, the mapping problem becomes extremely challenging from the technical viewpoint, so that one needs to find a proper trade-off between expressiveness and scalability.
CitationMecca, G., Rull, G., Santoro, D., Teniente, E. GROM: a general rewriter of semantic mappings. A: International Conference on Extending Database Technology. "Advances in Database Technology - EDBT 2016: 19th International Conference on Extending Database Technology: Bordeaux, France, March 15-16: proceedings". Bordeus: Universität Konstanz, 2016, p. 592-595.