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Observing observatories: web observatories should use linked data

Observing observatories: web observatories should use linked data
Observing observatories: web observatories should use linked data
Web Observatories are a major international scientific collaboration concerned with data sources of a heterogeneous nature, and often quite large. Of course, they are not the first such collaboration; the Web itself was born as a response to a similar scientific endeavor. It is therefore appropriate to look at other col-laborative activities, and try to learn and use the lessons they have learnt.

We argue that Web Observatories should build in interoperability using current best practices right from the start. We also argue that Linked Data is a best practice, and can provide the basis for a research environment that will deliver the vision of a large group of cooperating Observatories, sharing data and re-search results to the benefit of all. In addition, we argue that the activity should not start with a major standardization process, but should grow around appro-priate standards as required.
web observatories, linked data, semantic web technologies
Glaser, Hugh
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Glaser, Hugh
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Glaser, Hugh (2013) Observing observatories: web observatories should use linked data. At 1st International Workshop on Building Web Observatories 1st International Workshop on Building Web Observatories, France. 5 pp.

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Abstract

Web Observatories are a major international scientific collaboration concerned with data sources of a heterogeneous nature, and often quite large. Of course, they are not the first such collaboration; the Web itself was born as a response to a similar scientific endeavor. It is therefore appropriate to look at other col-laborative activities, and try to learn and use the lessons they have learnt.

We argue that Web Observatories should build in interoperability using current best practices right from the start. We also argue that Linked Data is a best practice, and can provide the basis for a research environment that will deliver the vision of a large group of cooperating Observatories, sharing data and re-search results to the benefit of all. In addition, we argue that the activity should not start with a major standardization process, but should grow around appro-priate standards as required.

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Published date: 1 May 2013
Venue - Dates: 1st International Workshop on Building Web Observatories, France, 2013-05-01
Keywords: web observatories, linked data, semantic web technologies
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 351174
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/351174
PURE UUID: fb784880-177c-476a-8dde-aa9f9ed12f76

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Date deposited: 15 Apr 2013 17:49
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:28

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