Title: A heterogeneous data exchange approach for RFID-based logistics-customs clearance public service platform

Authors: Huifang Deng, Han Li, Su Li, Hongji Yang

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, University Town, Guangzhou 510006, China. ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China; Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK. ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, University Town, Guangzhou 510006, China. ' Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK

Abstract: The heterogeneous data exchange problem of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based logistics-customs clearance public service platform is discussed in this paper. By analysing the characteristics of the platform, a heterogeneous data exchange approach is presented, in which a Hybrid-matching Algorithm based on Block-Dividing Dynamic Weight (HABDDW) is proposed. The crucial idea of HABDDW is to compare the similarities of the structure and expression between two relation pattern trees. When calculating the similarities, HABDDW not only combines element matching with structure matching, but also integrates linguistic matching with semantic matching. That is, the mapping between any pair of exchanged data is established, and a feasible approach is provided to achieve the goal of information sharing among heterogeneous data.

Keywords: heterogeneous data; data exchange; pattern matching; hybrid matching algorithm; block-dividing dynamic weight; public service platforms; radio frequency identification; RFID; logistics; customs clearance; element matching; structure matching; linguistic matching; semantic matching; information sharing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRFITA.2011.039784

International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, 2011 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.70 - 88

Available online: 19 Apr 2011 *

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