Thomas Vetterli

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Metadata has been identified as a key success factor in data warehouse projects. It captures all kinds of information necessary to analyse, design, build, use, and interpret the data warehouse contents. In order to spread the use of metadata, enable the interoperability between repositories, and tool integration within data warehousing architectures, a(More)
At Swiss Life, as in many other companies, office workers for customer support are no longer specialists dealing with certain kinds of office tasks only, but are becoming generalists who must deal with all kinds of tasks. There are many laws and company regulations which take influence on how a certain task is to be performed properly. As a consequence, the(More)
Office tasks related to processing of contracts in the insurance business are complex and highly dependent on legal and company-specific formal regulations. On the other hand, the increasing competition strongly influences efficiency as well as quality requirements and makes such activities very demanding and critical for the company success. This paper(More)
PURPOSE As prescribed and reliable geometrical entities, phantoms have served as indispensable validation tools in a variety of MR-related topics. Though a number of phantoms have been conceived, certain applications may warrant highly customized geometries. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the expediency of rapid prototyping for generating a(More)
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