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.