Finding data resources in a virtual observatory using SKOS vocabularies

Gray, A.J.G., Gray, N. and Ounis, I. (2008) Finding data resources in a virtual observatory using SKOS vocabularies. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5071, pp. 189-192. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-70504-8_19)

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One problem faced by astronomers using the virtual observatory is finding which of the multitude of data resources is relevant for them. The current tool, VOExplorer, relies on matching searches against tags provided by the resources. This paper shows how skos encoded vocabularies can be used to improve the search results. The techniques are general and applicable to any loose collaborations sharing their resources.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ounis, Professor Iadh and Gray, Dr Alasdair and Gray, Dr Norman
Authors: Gray, A.J.G., Gray, N., and Ounis, I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
433791Intelligent Access for Foreign Data ModelsIadh OunisEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/E01142X/1Computing Science