How fragmentation happens
From the TC 372 Workshop Compendium
So many databases ...
... and still more to come?
Over the past two or three decades, databases have sprouted in every corner. With little or no guidance from standards, we now often have dozens of film-related databases in a single institution.
Barry Smith is a philosopher working on the foundations for representing human knowledge in information systems.
In his introductory lecture to students of biomedical informatics, he addresses the issue of integrating hundreds, if not thousands, of databases created by biomedical researchers in the past decades.
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