Automated Profile Mapping

J. Groppe and S. Groppe (Austria)


Profile, automated chaining and reversing mapping,information system


Profiles have a wide range of applications (e.g. user preference and device ability profiles for content customization). There exist multiple different formats for describing profiles. Profiles, which are established in an information system, might be stored in a format different from in other systems. Therefore, profile information can not be shared and re-used by multiple independently developed systems. A common solution is that profiles are mapped manually from one format into another. In this paper, we present a mechanism to automatically map different profile formats into each other based on a minimal set of given mapping definitions. The goals of our approach are to reduce manual mapping work, increase profile interoperability and allow free exchange and share of data in multiple information systems.

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