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Re: Astronomy meets Semantic Web/Linked Data?

From: Miguel <miguel.ceriani@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:01:53 +0000
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To: Idafen Santana Pérez <isantana@fi.upm.es>, semantic-web@w3.org, AA9B8BBB545E23AD.1-77c2aec0-6fc3-4cd8-948f-4afaf246efea@mail.outlook.com
I listened to a couple of talks of prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni from Caltech,
about Time-Domain Astronomy.
Time-Domain Astronomy is about identifying interesting astronomical events
(like a supernova) by observation of a same piece of sky at different times.
Huge amounts of image data is generated by telescopes over the world and
they have to be analysed to get the useful information.
Human astronomers cannot keep up with all the data and so there is a
sequence of automatic steps carried on by machines (including activating
and controlling robotic telescopes for further investigation).
The first steps are on the computer vision/machine learning side, but then
there is the need to *reason* about the gathered features and to *integrate
heterogeneous data* in which I think there could be room for Semantic Web
technologies (with an emphasis on the "Semantic" word, for once...).

Best,
Miguel

Il giorno gio 31 mar 2016 alle ore 11:11 Idafen Santana Pérez <
isantana@fi.upm.es> ha scritto:

> It seems an interesting topic to explore.
>
> I see not so much potential on targeting data exchange and integration
> between observatories using semantics, as they already use strong agreed
> standards, defined by IVOA, as pointed out by Alasdair . However, I think
> there is room for research on how to publish astronomic results,
> facilities, and studies, and their relations, under the LOD paradigm.
>
> Another interesting idea could be to study the alignment between the URIs
> used by IVOA (ivoa://...) and SW/LD URIs, but I'm not really sure about how
> this could work.
>
> In both cases, this could be an good starting point:
> http://wiki.ivoa.net/internal/IVOA/IvoaSemantics/VOFacility.xsd
>
> Best,
> Idafen Santana-Perez
> PhD, Ontology Engineering Group
>
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