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SPICE: A Flexible Architecture for Integrating Autonomous Databases to Comprise a Distributed Catalogue of Life

Jones, Andrew Clifford, Xu, Xuebiao, Pittas, Nikolaos, Gray, William Alexander, Fiddian, Nicholas John, White, Richard, Robinson, John, Bisby, Frank A. and Brandt, Sue M. 2000. SPICE: A Flexible Architecture for Integrating Autonomous Databases to Comprise a Distributed Catalogue of Life. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1873 , pp. 981-992. 10.1007/3-540-44469-6_92

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Abstract

In the SPICE project we are building a distributed catalogue of life, which will eventually be formed from up to 200 autonomous taxonomic databases. We are faced with a number of challenges, which include the scalability of the system; the accommodation of partial or missing data; queries which are potentially very expensive computationally, where it is difficult to determine which databases will contain data matching the queries, and the effective integration of heterogeneous databases at the knowledge level. In this paper we present the architecture on which SPICE is being built, and we explain how, within our SPICE architecture, we will be able to explore and develop new techniques to enhance access to the SPICE distributed database.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0302-9743
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2017 23:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/13600

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