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Information Integration from Semantically Heterogeneous Biological Data Sources
Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications
  • Doina Caragea, Iowa State University
  • Jie Bao, Iowa State University
  • Jyotishman Pathak, Iowa State University
  • Adrian Silvescu, Iowa State University
  • Carson Andorf, Iowa State University
  • Drena Dobbs, Iowa State University
  • Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
1-1-2005
DOI
10.1109/DEXA.2005.118
Conference Title
16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Conference Date
August 22-26, 2005
Geolocation
(55.6760968, 12.568337100000008)
Abstract

We present the first prototype of INDUS (Intelligent Data Understanding System), a federated, querycentric system for information integration and knowledge acquisition from distributed, semantically heterogeneous data sources that can be viewed (conceptually) as tables. INDUS employs ontologies and inter-ontology mappings, to enable a user to view a collection of such data sources (regardless of location, internal structure and query interfaces) as though they were a collection of tables structured according to an ontology supplied by the user. This allows INDUS to answer user queries against distributed, semantically heterogeneous data sources without the need for a centralized data warehouse or a common global ontology.

Comments

This is a proceeding from 16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (2005): 580, doi: 10.1109/DEXA.2005.118. Posted with permission.

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IEEE
Language
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Citation Information
Doina Caragea, Jie Bao, Jyotishman Pathak, Adrian Silvescu, et al.. "Information Integration from Semantically Heterogeneous Biological Data Sources" Copenhagen, DenmarkProceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (2005) p. 580 - 584
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