Genomic Databases Exploration Using Conceptual Models
The modeling of the human genome is a fundamental part that allows us to consider the involved entities and their relationships. For this reason, the present work incorporates a conceptual model under a mapping with different existing genomic databases, establishing links between the information genomic databases contrasted with each of the elements of the Conceptual Schema of the Human Genome (CSHG). This work presents the development of the exploration of genomic databases found in lists endorsed by research institutes in the genomic area, as a basis for a later construction of an information system oriented to the genomic field. It states the verification process of the found sites, since some have suffered changes in the servers or have simply stopped working. Also, exposes generated depuration tasks, because each of the genomic databases have different structures, information organization, or even in some cases unusual nomenclature was used. Subsequently, the mapping of each genomic database with the elements of the CSHG is presented. Finally, the results obtained are shown with statistics established in the exploration of the genomic databases.
KeywordsConceptual schema of the human genome (CSHG) Genomic data bases Human genome Genomic information system Conceptual schema (CM)
The authors wish to thank the members of the Genome Group of the PROS Research Center for the fruitful discussions on the application of conceptual modeling in the field of medicine. This work has been supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain through the DataME project (ref: TIN2016-80811-P) and the Research and Development Assistance Program (PAID-01-16) of the Universitat Politècnica de València under the FPI 2137 grant.
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