Dynamic Fusion of Web Data
Proc. 5th Intl. XML Database Symposium (XSym), 2007
Mashups exemplify a workflow-like approach to dynamically integrate data and services from multiple web sources. Such integration workflows can build on existing services for web search, entity search, database querying, and information extraction and thus complement other data integration approaches. A key challenge is the efficient execution of integration workflows and their query and matching steps at runtime. We relate mashup data integration with other approaches, list major challenges, and outline features of a first prototype design.