Ok, so you recently read a few posts about automated mapping, specifically Smart Mapping and you’re thinking to yourself, “Awesome! I love it when computers do useful things for me and make my life easier… But what does Smart Mapping actually do?” Well, the simple answer to that question is it does two things, matching and rule generation. Now you’re thinking “Oh, right…. Well, what does THAT mean?” Fear not, I will explain.
But before I do, it is important to understand that Smart Mapping is initiated from and runs in the EBI Ruleset Editor. Those of you who are familiar with the EBI Ruleset Editor already know what rules are and their role in mapping. Those of you who are not familiar with the EBI concept of rules and the Ruleset Editor may want to refer to Greg Inns’s scintillating blog “It’s all about the Model”. In it, you’ll find explanations of what rules are and how EBI uses them to get data from source to target. Continue reading