The mapping semantics that combines the schema-level and the data-level mappings is called bi-level mappings. Bi-level mappings enhance data sharing overcoming the limitations of the non-combined approaches. This paper presents an algorithm for composing two bi-level mappings by using tableaux. Composition of mappings between peers has several computational advantages in a peer data management system, such as yielding more efficient query translation, pruning redundant paths, and better query execution plans. We also present a distributed algorithm for computing direct mapping between two end peers of a series of peers connected by a chain of mappings.
Anisur Rahman, Md. and Masud, Mehedi
"Mapping Composition Combining Schema and Data Level Heterogeneity in Peer Data Sharing Systems,"
Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences: Vol. 07
, Article 11.
Available at: https://dc.naturalspublishing.com/amis/vol07/iss1/11