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A database solution for scientific data from driving simulator studies.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many research institutes produce a huge amount of data. It was said by someone that “We are drowning in data, but starving of information”. This is particularly true for scientific data. The needs and the advantages of being able to search data from different experiments are increasing in order to look for differences and similarities among them and thus doing Meta studies. A Meta-study is the method that takes data from different independent studies and integrate them using statistical analysis. If data is well described and data access is flexible then it is possible to establish unexpected relationships among data. It also helps in the re-using of data from studies that have already been conducted which saves time, money and resources.

In this thesis, we explore at the ways to store data from experiments and to make finding cross-experiments more efficient. The main aim of this thesis work is to propose a database solution for storing time series data generated by different simulators and to investigate the feasibility of using it with ICAT. ICAT is a metadata system used for searching and browsing of scientific data. This thesis has been completed in two steps. The first step is aimed at proposing an efficient database solution for storing time series data. The second step is aimed at investigating the feasibility of using ICAT and proposed database solution together. We found out that it is feasible to use ICAT as a metadata system for scientific studies. Since it is free and open source, it can be linked to any system and customized according to the needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 75 p.
Keyword [en]
Time Series Database, Meta Data, ICAT, Scientific Data, Simulators
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70435ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--11/017—SEOAI: diva2:439431
Subject / course
Master's programme in Computer Science
2011-05-20, Muhammad al-Khwarizmi, Building B, Ground Floor (Level 2), Campus Valla Linkoping University, Linkoping, 15:33 (English)
Available from: 2011-10-11 Created: 2011-09-07 Last updated: 2011-10-11Bibliographically approved

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