Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Employing Domain Indexes to Efficiently Query Medical Data From Multiple Repositories

Full text
Oliveira, Paulo H. [1] ; Scabora, Lucas C. [1] ; Cazzolato, Mirela T. [1] ; Oliveira, Willian D. [1] ; Paixao, Rafael S. [1] ; Traina, Agma J. M. [1] ; Traina, Caetano [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Inst Math & Comp Sci, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: IEEE JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATICS; v. 23, n. 6, p. 2220-2229, NOV 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Content-based retrieval still remains one of the main problems with respect to controversies and challenges in digital healthcare over big data. To properly address this problem, there is a need for efficient computational techniques, especially in scenarios involving queries across multiple data repositories. In such scenarios, the common computational approach searches the repositories separately and combines the results into one final response, which slows down the process altogether. In order to improve the performance of queries in that kind of scenario, we present the Domain Index, a new category of index structures intended to efficiently query a data domain across multiple repositories, regardless of the repository to which the data belong. To evaluate our method, we carried out experiments involving content-based queries, namely range and k nearest neighbor (kNN) queries, 1) over real-world data from a public data set of mammograms, as well as 2) over synthetic data to perform scalability evaluations. The results show that images from any repository are seamlessly retrieved, sustaining performance gains of up to 53% in range queries and up to 81% in kNN queries. Regarding scalability, our proposal scaled well as we increased 1) the cardinality of data (up to 59% of gain) and 2) the number of queried repositories (up to 71% of gain). Hence, our method enables significant performance improvements, and should be of most importance for medical data repository maintainers and for physicians' IT support. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17330-1 - Storage and Navigation Operations on Graphs in Relational DBMS
Grantee:Lucas de Carvalho Scabora
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/15392-7 - Indexing Attribute Domains in Relational DBMS
Grantee:Paulo Henrique de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/17078-0 - Mining, indexing and visualizing Big Data in clinical decision support systems (MIVisBD)
Grantee:Agma Juci Machado Traina
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants