Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Stephen W. Clyde


Large-scale integrated information systems correlate equivalent or related information from multiple data sources to provide a unified view of data. This report describes the design and implementation of a tool called xMerger that provides a unified view from multiple matching records, which could be multi-source duplicates and overlapping records. To achieve this xMerger provides a merging process that generates a complete and accurate merged record from conflicting and incomplete records. This report also discusses the challenges present in the process of merging and xMerger’s solutions. xMerger’s design and implementation was validated by adapting it to CHARM, a real world integrated system currently in use at the Utah Department of Health.


This work made publicly available electronically on August 8, 2011.