Isabel Seruca

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Although the reuse of patterns within business domains has many potential benefits, a lack of a situational method for sorting through the immensity of domain knowledge towards the capture of patterns may constitute a handicap. Realizing the difficulty associated with pattern development due to its empirical and knowledge-intensive nature, we propose a(More)
For pharmaceutical distribution companies it is essential to obtain good estimates of medicine needs, due to the short shelf life of many medicines and the need to control stock levels, so as to avoid excessive inventory costs while guaranteeing customer demand satisfaction, and thus decreasing the possibility of loss of customers due to stock outages. In(More)
Stock unavailability in the supply of medicines to pharmacies can be caused by several factors including manufacturing problems, lack of raw materials, end of product selling, disease and epidemics outbreaks. Furthermore, the sale of medicines by some pharmacies to foreign markets has increased in recent years, and is considered one of the main causes of(More)
The Semantic Web is an important challenge for today's Web usage. The progressive transformation of the Web based on documents into the Web based on data will bring up a Web scale database. Given that the Enterprise Semantic Web is still a less explored subject, this article proposes an Implementation Model that helps the introduction of the technology and(More)
In line with the international trends of free/open source software usage, in Portugal there has also been a number of recommendations in the adoption of this type of software in the Public Administration and, in particular, in Schools. In this context, several benefits have been associated with the use of free/open source software, including savings in(More)
Data warehouse related technologies, allows to extract, group and analyze historical data in order to identify information valuable to decision making processes. In this paper the implementation of a weather data warehouse (WDW) to store Mexico’s weather variables is presented. The weather variables data were provided by the Mexican Institute for Water(More)
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