Translation of web data with chameleon

Paolo Papotti, Riccardo Torlone

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In this paper, we illustrate the design, development and test of a tool, called Chameleon, for the automatic translation of information between heterogeneous Web data. Translations operate over XML representations of schemes and data and rely on a uniform description of models that we call metamodel. The metamodel shows structural diversities and dictates the needed transformations. Complex translations of schemes and instances are derived automatically by combining a number of predefined basic procedures, which are implemented by means of XML query languages. Practical examples of use of the tool and some experimental results are provided to show the effectiveness of the approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSEBD 2005 - Proceedings of the 13th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems
PublisherAracne Editrice
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)8854801224, 9788854801226
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems, SEBD 2005 - Bressanone, Bolzano, Italy
Duration: Jun 19 2005Jun 22 2005


Other13th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems, SEBD 2005
CityBressanone, Bolzano

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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