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Ontology-Driven Automated Generation of Data Entry Interfaces to Databases

Cannon, A.; Kennedy, J. B.; Paterson, T.; Watson, M. F.


T. Paterson

M. F. Watson


Howard Williams

Lachlan Mackinnon


This paper discusses an ontology based approach for the automatic generation of data entry interfaces to databases. An existing domain ontology is mapped to a system domain model, which a domain expert can then specialise using their domain expertise, for their data entry needs as required for individual projects. Based on this specialised domain knowledge, the system automatically generates appropriate data entry interfaces with the aid of a presentation model. By constraining the data entered to a term definition ontology and utilising appropriate defined domain terminology the quality of the collected data can be improved. Compared with traditional modelbased user automatic interface development environments, this approach also has the potential to reduce the labour requirements for the expert developer, as the applied ontology provides initial domain knowledge to the system.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Key Technologies for Data Management (Proc. BNCOD21): Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3112
Start Date Jul 7, 2004
End Date Jul 9, 2004
Publication Date 2004
Deposit Date Oct 27, 2009
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2009
Electronic ISSN 1611-3349
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 150-164
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 3112
Series ISSN 0302-9743
Book Title Key Technologies for Data Management; Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN 9783540223825
Keywords Domain ontology; Data entry interfaces; Automation; Database use; Computer programming;
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Contract Date Oct 27, 2009


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