Authors: Stephen C.F. Chan, Shui-Sheng Ye, Vincent T.Y. Ng
Addresses: Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hom Hung, Hong Kong. Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hom Hung, Hong Kong. Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hom Hung, Hong Kong
Abstract: This paper aims to partially automate the detection of conflicts among Application Protocols (APs) of the STEP data exchange standard. It is based on a proposed model for measuring the similarity between two data entities represented in the data modelling language EXPRESS. The similarity model considers both structural factors and attribute similarity. Structural factors include the depth of the inheritance hierarchy, supertype–subtype relations, subtype–subtype relations, and subtype inclusiveness. The information gathered during similarity/conflict detection can then be used to generate automatically a partial mapping between the APs in question.
Keywords: Application protocols; STEP; data exchange; EXPRESS.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2003 Vol.16 No.2/3, pp.113-121
Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article