Semantic heterogeneity in object-oriented systems poses integration problems for developers who wish to share and reuse object repositories. Before these repositories can be integrated, semantic conflicts must be recognized and reconciled. In this paper the author presents a taxonomy of semantic conflicts that can be identified across heterogeneous persistent object bases. This taxonomy serves as a "checklist" for uncovering mismatches that can arise when integrating object-oriented schema.
Originally published in: Proceedings, 5th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Volume One, Graeme Shanks and David Arnott, eds., Department of Information Systems, Monash University, Caulfield East, Victoria, Australia, pp. 153-163.
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