Data Semantics: What, Where, and How?

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At the panel held during the last session of the DS-6 conference, four panelists -- Leo Mark, Robert Meersman, Sham Navathe, and Arnon Rosenthal -- addressed the key questions related to the topic of the conference, related their perspectives to what was presented and discussed at the conference, and suggested research issues in data semantics that they would like to see addressed in the future. The panel was organized, introduced, and moderated by the author. Several conference participants also presented short position statements during the panel. This chapter summarizes the lively and often insightful panel discussion, along with additional thoughts of the author/moderator.


Panel presented at the IFIP WG 2.6 Working Conference on Database Applications Semantics, Atlanta, GA, May 30-June 2, 1995.