Slight change to Doctoral Research title

Using XML and Semantic Technologies in AstroInformatics to Manage Data

This research work is to develop novel data management solutions for the domain of AstroInformatics. The aim is to develop concepts and tools that support data exchange and facilitate scientific discourse. For this purpose, XML and RDF /Linked Data technologies will be investigated and applied.
At the core of the proposed research will be the development of a single extensible XML Schema and/or ontology catering for the whole scope of astronomical data. These data structures would benefit the astronomical research and relevant industry sectors. This will involve discussions with various astronomical bodies to ascertain their opinions and needs. In addition, to demonstrate the practical uses of the ontology and schema, custom software within which to apply it will be designed and developed.

 

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Summary of my research (what’s it all about?)

A good summary of myself and my research can be found at:

http://discover.hud.ac.uk/?p=879

 

 

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Initial PhD research questions

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I have now begun my doctoral research under the title:

Using XML and Semantic Technologies to Manage Astronomy data

Initial questions that need answers are:

  • What are the current different types of astronomy data and how is this data produced?
  • What are the current technologies used for transferring, storing and using data?
  • Is there a comprehensive existing XMLSchema for storing astronomy data, including associated semantic data?
  • What data management needs have already been identified?
  • Is there a comprehensive existing semantic ontology for astronomy?
  • How exactly would incorporating semantic data be a help?
  • Is there software available with the functionality to transform and store astronomy data according to users’ requirements, be these users human or machine.

Any information or advice is appreciated !

 

 

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Is the ‘Semantic Web’ the answer to Astronomy’s Data Woes?

semanticWebI only recently found out the meaning of the term Semantic Web. Basically you could call it the ‘Web plus Metadata’ and curiously enough this could be just the concept to help with my doctoral research which is titled:

A Survey of Astronomical Data Storage: Intelligent Auto-tasking of Astronomical Data Collectors to an approved XML Data Schema Standard

I shall be putting some thoughts about this on this blog in the days and weeks to come.

 

… looking like a change of research title is needed to become:

A Survey of Astronomical Data Storage: Intelligent Auto-tasking of Astronomical Data Collectors Using Semantic Web Ontologies

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Astro-Informatics

I see the importance of this disastroInfomaticscipline depending upon whether it can assist in answering the following questions:

How do we get the most out of the ‘explosion’ of astronomical data coming our way?
What computational techniques are there that can assist us in doing this?
Can XML Technologies help?

 

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Conference preparation

Not so much finalising the Proceedings Paper I have written, more getting all the organising for the trip done.  Glad to say that the Paper is finished and sent, also am feeling fairly organised!

I am now starting to get enthusiastic about attending BIDS16  🙂

 

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Conference submission approved

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I now know that I shall be giving a poster presentation in Tenerife over the three days (15 – 17th March) of the ‘2016 Conference on Big Data from Space – BiDS’16 ‘ which is organised by ESA, SatCen, JRC.

My presentation is to be titled ‘The Benefits of using XML Technologies in Astronomical Data Retrieval and Interpretation’.

I am very much looking forward to meeting all the colleagues who are at the conference.

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