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Managing heterogeneous datasets

Managing heterogeneous datasets
Managing heterogeneous datasets
In disciplines that produce a wide variety of data - such as materials engineering - it can be difficult to provide an infrastructure for storing, managing, sharing and exploring datasets, particularly whilst that data is still in use. The Heterogeneous Data Centre (HDC) is an extension to a file server that provides scientists with tools for exploring their datasets, managing relationships between them and adding metadata. Many of the features evolved from close consultation with our users. In this paper, we evaluate the HDC's interface features for managing datasets using data provided by users from the materials engineering and human genetics domains. In particular, we show the simplicity of capturing data through a file share and the flexibility and extensibility of a system supporting hierarchical metadata, dataset relationships and plug-ins.
metadata, heterogeneous databases, interactive data exploration and discovery, data sharing, digital libraries, cross-disciplinary applications
0306-4379
34-53
Scott, Mark
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Boardman, Richard P.
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Reed, Philippa A.S.
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Cox, Simon J.
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Scott, Mark
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Boardman, Richard P.
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Reed, Philippa A.S.
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Cox, Simon J.
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Scott, Mark, Boardman, Richard P., Reed, Philippa A.S. and Cox, Simon J. (2014) Managing heterogeneous datasets. Information Systems, 44, 34-53. (doi:10.1016/j.is.2014.03.004).

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Abstract

In disciplines that produce a wide variety of data - such as materials engineering - it can be difficult to provide an infrastructure for storing, managing, sharing and exploring datasets, particularly whilst that data is still in use. The Heterogeneous Data Centre (HDC) is an extension to a file server that provides scientists with tools for exploring their datasets, managing relationships between them and adding metadata. Many of the features evolved from close consultation with our users. In this paper, we evaluate the HDC's interface features for managing datasets using data provided by users from the materials engineering and human genetics domains. In particular, we show the simplicity of capturing data through a file share and the flexibility and extensibility of a system supporting hierarchical metadata, dataset relationships and plug-ins.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 25 March 2014
Published date: August 2014
Keywords: metadata, heterogeneous databases, interactive data exploration and discovery, data sharing, digital libraries, cross-disciplinary applications
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 366501
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/366501
ISSN: 0306-4379
PURE UUID: 6ee1c63a-dbe5-40b8-93a7-77031c9ee9a2
ORCID for Mark Scott: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0476-9779
ORCID for Philippa A.S. Reed: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2258-0347

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Date deposited: 01 Jul 2014 13:39
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 02:03

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