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 !