Miguel García-Remesal

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ONTOFUSION is an ontology-based system designed for biomedical database integration. It is based on two processes: mapping and unification. Mapping is a semi-automated process that uses ontologies to link a database schema with a conceptual framework-named virtual schema. There are three methodologies for creating virtual schemas, according to the origin of(More)
In this paper, we describe OntoFusion, a database integration system. This system has been designed to provide unified access to multiple, heterogeneous biological and medical data sources that are publicly available over Internet. Many of these databases do not offer a direct connection, and inquiries must be made via Web forms, returning results as HTML(More)
In this paper we present a novel approach to integrate non-structured and structured sources of biomedical information. We part from previous research on database integration conducted in the context of the EC funded INFOGENMED project. In this project we developed the ONTOFUSION system, which provides a robust framework to integrate large sets of(More)
BACKGROUND The rapid evolution of Internet technologies and the collaborative approaches that dominate the field have stimulated the development of numerous bioinformatics resources. To address this new framework, several initiatives have tried to organize these services and resources. In this paper, we present the BioInformatics Resource Inventory (BIRI),(More)
Nanomedicine is an emerging discipline aimed to applying recent developments in nanotechnology to the medical domain. In recent years, there has been an exponential growth of the number of available nanomedical resources. The latter are aimed to different tasks and include databases, nanosen-sors, implantable materials, etc. This leads to the necessity of(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last few decades, the ever-increasing output of scientific publications has led to new challenges to keep up to date with the literature. In the biomedical area, this growth has introduced new requirements for professionals, e.g., physicians, who have to locate the exact papers that they need for their clinical and research work amongst(More)
Over a decade ago, nanotechnologists began research on applications of nanomaterials for medicine. This research has revealed a wide range of different challenges, as well as many opportunities. Some of these challenges are strongly related to informatics issues, dealing, for instance, with the management and integration of heterogeneous information,(More)
Specialized search engines such as PubMed, MedScape or Cochrane have increased dramatically the visibility of biomedical scientific results. These web-based tools allow physicians to access scientific papers instantly. However, this decisive improvement had not a proportional impact in clinical practice due to the lack of advanced search methods. Even(More)