Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. 2014;205:283-7.

Formalizing Mappings to Optimize Automated Schema Alignment: Application to Rare Diseases

  • PMID: 25160191

Formalizing Mappings to Optimize Automated Schema Alignment: Application to Rare Diseases

Meriem Maaroufi et al. Stud Health Technol Inform. .


In the era of data sharing and systems interoperability, the automation of data schema alignment has become a priority. Discovering data mappings is the aim of many alignment approaches that have been described in the literature and the effectiveness of which depends on data specifications. In this context, we propose a method for mappings formalization that allows automated data integration processes optimization. This method, involving both data element level and value element level, allows an automated inference of mappings expressed by rules. In this paper, we start by describing the methods used to achieve this mappings formalization. Then, we explain how it has been validated by characterizing data from two use cases. We end up by discussing the objectives of the proposed formalization.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 3 articles

  • Federating patients identities: the case of rare diseases.
    Maaroufi M, Landais P, Messiaen C, Jaulent MC, Choquet R. Maaroufi M, et al. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2018 Nov 12;13(1):199. doi: 10.1186/s13023-018-0948-6. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2018. PMID: 30419918 Free PMC article.
  • Recommendations for Improving the Quality of Rare Disease Registries.
    Kodra Y, Weinbach J, Posada-de-la-Paz M, Coi A, Lemonnier SL, van Enckevort D, Roos M, Jacobsen A, Cornet R, Ahmed SF, Bros-Facer V, Popa V, Van Meel M, Renault D, von Gizycki R, Santoro M, Landais P, Torreri P, Carta C, Mascalzoni D, Gainotti S, Lopez E, Ambrosini A, Müller H, Reis R, Bianchi F, Rubinstein YR, Lochmüller H, Taruscio D. Kodra Y, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Aug 3;15(8):1644. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081644. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018. PMID: 30081484 Free PMC article.
  • Towards data integration automation for the French rare disease registry.
    Maaroufi M, Choquet R, Landais P, Jaulent MC. Maaroufi M, et al. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015 Nov 5;2015:880-5. eCollection 2015. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015. PMID: 26958224 Free PMC article.

Publication types

LinkOut - more resources