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    Bioinformatics service reconciliation by heterogeneous schema transformation

    Zamboulis, Lucas and Martin, Nigel and Poulovassilis, Alexandra (2007) Bioinformatics service reconciliation by heterogeneous schema transformation. In: Cohen Boulakia, S. and Tannen, V. (eds.) Data Integration in the Life Sciences. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4544. Berlin, Germany: Springer, pp. 89-104. ISBN 9783540732549.

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    This paper focuses on the problem of bioinformatics service reconciliation in a generic and scalable manner so as to enhance interoperability in a highly evolving field. Using XML as a common representation format, but also supporting existing flat-file representation formats, we propose an approach for the scalable semi-automatic reconciliation of services, possibly invoked from within a scientific workflows tool. Service reconciliation may use the AutoMed heterogeneous data integration system as an intermediary service, or may use AutoMed to produce services that mediate between services. We discuss the application of our approach for the reconciliation of services in an example bioinformatics workflow. The main contribution of this research is an architecture for the scalable reconciliation of bioinformatics services.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: 4th International Workshop, DILS 2007, Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 27-29, 2007. Proceedings - The final publication is available at
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for, Bioinformatics, Bloomsbury Centre for (Closed), Structural Molecular Biology, Institute of (ISMB), Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Nigel Martin
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2014 12:17
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:34


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