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The importance of metadata has been broadly referred in the last years, mainly in the field of data warehousing and decision support systems. Contemporarily, in the adjacent field of data quality, several approaches and tools have been set out for the purpose of data profiling and cleaning. However, little effort has been made in order to formally specify(More)
UML templates allow the specification of generic model elements that can be reproduced in domain models by means of the Bind relationship. Binding to a template encompasses the substitution of that template's parameters by compatible domain elements. The requirement of compatibility, however, is checked over by UML in a very permissive way. As a(More)
UML templates are generic model elements that may be instantiated as domain specific solutions by means of parameterization. Some of the elements in a template definition are marked as parameters, implying that these must be substituted by elements of the domain model, so to get a fully functional instance of the template. On parameter substitutions, UML(More)
In this paper we describe the preparation of fluorescent mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) for traceable drug delivery systems. The nanoparticles were prepared following a sol-gel procedure, incorporating a modified perylenediimide dye in the silica structure. Transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy show that the nanoparticles(More)
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