The Physiology Analysis System: An Integrated Approach for Warehousing, Management and Analysis of Time-Series Physiology Data

Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2007 Apr;86(1):62-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2007.01.003. Epub 2007 Feb 6.

Abstract

The physiology analysis system (PAS) was developed as a resource to support the efficient warehousing, management, and analysis of physiology data, particularly, continuous time-series data that may be extensive, of variable quality, and distributed across many files. The PAS incorporates time-series data collected by many types of data-acquisition devices, and it is designed to free users from data management burdens. This Web-based system allows both discrete (attribute) and time-series (ordered) data to be manipulated, visualized, and analyzed via a client's Web browser. All processes occur on a server, so that the client does not have to download data or any application programs, and the PAS is independent of the client's computer operating system. The PAS contains a library of functions, written in different computer languages that the client can add to and use to perform specific data operations. Functions from the library are sequentially inserted into a function chain-based logical structure to construct sophisticated data operators from simple function building blocks, affording ad hoc query and analysis of time-series data. These features support advanced mining of physiology data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Data Display
  • Information Management / organization & administration*
  • Internet
  • Medical Informatics
  • Physiology / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States