Laboratory information management systems as a useful source of data to knowledge discovery using data mining methods

Marcin Chabior, Magdalena Tkacz


The article describes Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) as a useful source of data to obtain new knowledge by using data mining techniques. Based on the example, article shows that using a simple application user can retrieve data from the LIMS database and use them to explore the data using data mining methods. The article describes also the use of a particular group of data stored in the Genapha SLIMS system to construct a decision tree using the algorithm C4.5. The solution described in the article, shows the possibility to extend the functionality of the LIMS through knowledge discovery from data.


lims; information management; laboratory systems; data mining; decision tree; algorithm C4.5

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