Context-sensitive clinical data integration

James F. Terwilliger, Lois M.L. Delcambre, Judith Logan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


Current methods for data integration are as difficult to use as they are powerful. Motivated by our work with clinical data and the people who analyze it, we present two components that allow non-technical users that are domain experts to create and reuse complex data integration processes. The GUAVA (GUI As View Apparatus) component enables data analysts to make informed data integration decisions based on detailed accounts of the user interface that was used to generate the data. The MultiClass component allows analysts to revisit decisions made for prior studies and reuse them or not each time the data is used. We describe these two components with examples where a warehouse of clinical data is used to support research studies. We describe the state of our implementation and why we believe the two components can be automatically translated into ETL workflows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Trends in Database Technology - EDBT 2006 - EDBT 2006 Workshops PhD, DataX, IIDB, IIHA, ICSNW, QLQP, PIM, PaRMA, and Reactivity on the Web, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540467882, 9783540467885
StatePublished - 2006
Event10th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2006 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Mar 26 2006Mar 31 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4254 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other10th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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