Practical semantic astronomy

Graham, M., Gray, N. and Burke, D. (2010) Practical semantic astronomy. In: American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts. American Astronomical Society, p. 578.

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Many activities in the era of data-intensive astronomy are predicated upon some transference of domain knowledge and expertise from human to machine. The semantic infrastructure required to support this is no longer a pipe dream of computer science but a set of practical engineering challenges, more concerned with deployment and performance details than AI abstractions. The application of such ideas promises to help in such areas as contextual data access, exploiting distributed annotation and heterogeneous sources, and intelligent data dissemination and discovery. In this talk, we will review the status and use of semantic technologies in astronomy, particularly to address current problems in astroinformatics, with such projects as SKUA and AstroCollation.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Norman
Authors: Graham, M., Gray, N., and Burke, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher:American Astronomical Society

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