Mapping vocabularies to enable effective data mining [Use Case]

Ontology management

The Business Challenge:

A leading business intelligence company had developed and acquired a range of life sciences databases. However, each database was indexed differently, resulting in silos of data that had to be searched independently.

The SciBite Solution:

As an initial step, we mapped the client’s internal lists of indexing terms to standard controlled life sciences vocabularies, including the Indication branch of MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and Drugs from ChEMBL. This resulted in a single consistent means to index the clients databases. With the index mapping in place, connections could be made between entries in previously disconnected databases, enabling users to seamlessly navigate the content within them.

Key Business Benefits:

  • Integration of previously disconnected data sources
  • Users can search across multiple databases with a single query

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