The Advanced Integration and Mining Lab (AIM Lab) was established in 2005 to conduct data integration and data mining research in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon. The AIM lab has been an important part of the department"s strategic research initiatives in Distributed Informatics, Intelligent Information Systems, and Data Science.
There are large amounts of data stored in different data repositories, such as databases, data warehouses, the Web, and the emerging Semantic Web. They may use different structures (schemas) or semantics (ontologies) to describe their data even in the same domain. How to integrate these heterogenous data resources is still a big challenge to both database and Semantic Web research. Finding the relationships (mappings) is the first step to do data integration and it may need human involvement.