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A Mediation Infrastructure for Digital Library Services

Melnik, S. and Garcia-Molina, H. and Paepcke, A. (1999) A Mediation Infrastructure for Digital Library Services. Technical Report. Stanford.




Digital library mediators allow interoperation between diverse information services. In this paper we describe a flexible and dynamic mediator infrastructure that allows mediators to be composed from a set of modules (``blades''). Each module implements a particular mediation function, such as protocol translation, query translation, or result merging. All the information used by the mediator, including the mediator logic itself, is represented by an RDF graph. We illustrate our approach using a mediation scenario involving a Dienst and a Z39.50 server, and we discuss the potential advantages and weaknesses of our framework.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mediator, wrapper, interoperability, component design
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Computer Science > Data Integration and Mediation
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:379
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:28 Dec 2008 09:48

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