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Data Integration in the Life Sciences : First International Workshop, DILS 2004, Leipzig, Germany, March 25-26, 2004, proceedings - Erhard Rahm

Data Integration in the Life Sciences

First International Workshop, DILS 2004, Leipzig, Germany, March 25-26, 2004, proceedings

By: Erhard Rahm (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th March 2004
ISBN: 9783540213000
Number Of Pages: 226

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DILS 2004 (Data Integration in the Life Sciences) is a new bioinformatics wo- shop focusing on topics related to data management and integration. It was motivated by the observation that new advances in life sciences, e. g. , molecular biology, biodiversity, drug discovery and medical research, increasingly depend on bioinformatics methods to manage and analyze vast amounts of highly - verse data. Relevant data is typically distributed across many data sources on the Web and is often structured only to a limited extent. Despite new inter- erability technologies such as XML and web services, integration of data is a highly di?cult and still largely manual task, especially due to the high degree of semantic heterogeneity and varying data quality as well as speci?c application requirements. The call for papers attracted many submissions on the workshop topics. - ter a carefulreviewing processthe internationalprogramcommittee accepted 13 long and 2 short papers which are included in this volume. They cover a wide spectrum of theoretical and practical issues including scienti?c/clinical wo- ?ows, ontologies, tools/systems, and integration techniques. DILS 2004 also f- tured two keynote presentations, by Dr. Thure Etzold (architect of the leading integration platform SRS, and president of Lion Bioscience, Cambridge, UK) and Prof. Dr. Svante Pa¨ ¨abo (Director, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig). The workshop took place during March 25-26, 2004, in Leipzig, Germany, and was organized by the Interdisciplinary Bioinformatics Center (IZBI) of the Universityof Leipzig.

An ontology-driven framework for data transformation in scientific workflowsp. 1
PROVA : rule-based Java-scripting for a bioinformatics semantic webp. 17
Process based data logistics : a solution for clinical integration problemsp. 31
Domain-specific concepts and ontological reduction within a data dictionary frameworkp. 47
A universal character model and ontology of defined terms for taxonomic descriptionp. 63
On the application of formal principles to life science data : a case study in the gene ontologyp. 79
Index-driven XML data integration to support functional genomicsp. 95
Heterogeneous data integration with the consensus clustering formalismp. 110
LinkSuite : formally robust ontology-based data and information integrationp. 124
BioDataServer : an applied molecular biological data integration servicep. 140
Columba : multidimensioal data integration of protein annotationsp. 156
On the integration of a large number of life science web databasesp. 172
Efficient techniques to explore and rank paths in life science data sourcesp. 187
Links and paths through life science data sourcesp. 203
Pathway and protein interaction data : from XML to FDM databasep. 212
Author indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9783540213000
ISBN-10: 3540213007
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 18th March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.75