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Using schema transforation pathways for biological data integration

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In web environments, proteomics data integra-tionin the life sciences needs to handle the problem of data conflicts arising from the het-erogeneity of data resources and from incom-patibilities between the inputs and outputs of services used in the analysis of the resources. The integration of complex, fast changing bio-logical data repositories can be potentially sup-ported by Grid computing to enable distributed data analysis. This paper presents an approach addressing the data conflict problems of pro-teomics data integration. We describe a pro-posed proteomics data integration architecture, in which a heterogeneous data integration sys-tem interoperates with Web Services and query processing tools for the virtual and materialised integration of a number of proteomics resources, either locally or remotely. Finally, we discuss how the architecture can be further used for supporting data maintenance and analysis ac-tivities.

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Fan, H. and Wang, F. (2008) Using schema transforation pathways for biological data integration. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 1, 204-209. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2008.13035.

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