I. Astrova (Estonia)
Ontologies, relational databases, data-intensive Web sites,
With the development of Web technology, data-intensive Web
sites, which are usually based on relational databases, are
seeking ways to migrate to the ontology-based Semantic Web.
However, much of the work on reverse engineering has been
done on extracting entity-relationship and object models from
relational databases. There exist only a few approaches that
consider ontologies, as the target for reverse engineering. We
propose a novel approach. Compared with the existing
approaches, our approach has advantages in that: (1) it allows
the user to extract more semantics from a relational database,
and (2) it reduces user interaction for semantic annotation.