Jung, D., & Hinze, A. (2004). Event notification services: analysis and transformation of profile definition languages. (Working paper series. University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science. No. 12/2004). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
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The integration of event information from diverse event notification sources is, as with meta-searching over heterogeneous search engines, a challenging task. Due to the complexity of profile definition languages, known solutions for heterogeneous searching cannot be applied for event notification.In this technical report, we propose transformation rules for profile rewriting. We transform each profile defined at a meta-service into a profile expressed in the language of each event notification source. Due to unavoidable asymmetry in the semantics of different languages, some superfluous information may be delivered to the meta-service. These notifications are then post-processed to reduce the number of spurious messages. We present a survey and classification of profile definition languages for event notification, which serves as basis for the transformation rules. The proposed rules are implemented in a prototype transformation module for a Meta-Service for event notification.
Working Paper Series 12/2004
Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato