Faculty Advisor

Eltabakh, Mohamed Y.


Scientific databases usually involve collaboration among many scientific groups and labs within which scientists share their data at different stages of the exploration phases. In many cases, parts of the shared data are conflicting and values do not match with each other. Despite that, database management systems do not provide efficient support for handling and managing conflicting data. The FusionDB system allows scientists to manage conflicts that arise in scientific data coming from multiple sources. Specific features of the system allow users to define what constitutes a conflict when comparing tables, querying conflicts discovered in the data, querying confidence levels of the data and prioritizing conflicts based on a number of criteria.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science