An architecture of an intelligent system for routing user requests in a network of heterogeneous databases Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a general purpose model for routing user requests, e.g. queries, in a network of autonomous heterogeneous databases. The database schemas and other information on the database nodes are used to construct a multi-level knowledge-base (MKB) that resides in various nodes. Access to the databases is not done by creating direct connections between the user and the nodes where the data are presumably located. Rather, the user approaches the network by contents via an intelligent system that utilizes the MKB in order to identify the nodes and databases where the most relevant information resides, and establishes access routes to those nodes.

publication date

  • January 1, 1994