Meta-data provision for a Life Science repository through federation of local databases
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-18
Disclosed is a mechanism which applies to archives for Life Science data. The mechanism allows to re-use metadata generated on an analysis device for referencing/decribing the archived data assets. It does so through a special kind of metadata federation, where local metadata from different sources are mapped onto a common federated metadata model. This is achieved through a special way of indexing metadata when building such a federated LS archive.