Heuristic solution using decision tree model for enhanced XML schema matching of bridge structural calculation documents

Sang I. Park, Sang Ho Lee

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Research on the quality of data in a structural calculation document (SCD) is lacking, although the SCD of a bridge is used as an essential reference during the entire lifecycle of the facility. XML Schema matching enables qualitative improvement of the stored data. This study aimed to enhance the applicability of XML Schema matching, which improves the speed and quality of information stored in bridge SCDs. First, the authors proposed a method of reducing the computing time for the schema matching of bridge SCDs. The computing speed of schema matching was increased by 13 to 1800 times by reducing the checking process of the correlations. Second, the authors developed a heuristic solution for selecting the optimal weight factors used in the matching process to maintain a high accuracy by introducing a decision tree. The decision tree model was built using the content elements stored in the SCD, design companies, bridge types, and weight factors as input variables, and the matching accuracy as the target variable. The inverse-calculation method was applied to extract the weight factors from the decision tree model for high-accuracy schema matching results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1403-1417
Number of pages15
JournalFrontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2016R1A6A3A11934917).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Higher Education Press.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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