Data integration gives the user with a unified view of all heterogeneous data sources. The basic service provided by data integration is query processing. Whatever query posed to the system is being given to global schema which has to reformulate to sub queries that are to be posed to the local sources. Reformulation is being accomplished by mapping between global and local sources by Global-as-View (GAV), Local-as-view (LAV) and Global-local-as-view (GLAV) approach. When a query involves multiple domains, it is difficult to extract information in case of general service engines.
Pujari, Niharika; Mishra, Debahuti; and Das, Kaberi
"Query Reformulation: Data Integration Approach to Multi Domain Query Answering System,"
International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology: Vol. 2:
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijcct/vol2/iss4/1