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Re: Astronomy meets Semantic Web/Linked Data?

From: Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:34:34 +0000
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Hi Aidan, Ismael

You should look into what the IVOA semantics working group are doing

Alasdair J G Gray
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh


From: Aidan Hogan
Sent: Thursday 31 March 06:07
Subject: Astronomy meets Semantic Web/Linked Data?
To: LOD List, Semantic Web IG
Cc: ismael alvarez

Hi all, [Apologies for cross-posting but I'm not sure which list fits best.] Ismael (cc'ed) is thinking about a possible masters topic in the intersection of his twin passions of Astronomy and Semantic Web/Linked Data. It seems our cousins in Astronomy have lots of problems coping with large amounts of diverse data, and we have the typical integration problems across different observatories, as well as questions of how to make data public in a reusable manner, and so forth. So trying to apply SW/LD methodologies to the area of Astronomy would seem to make a lot of sense. However, in Googling around, I could find very little if any work in this intersection, which I find a little puzzling. Hence I'm just looking for pointers to any works or groups or people or tools or resources or papers, etc., in the intersection of astronomy and SW/LD. It could be related to the use of RDF, ontologies, SPARQL, Linked Data, etc., for astronomical data. (The only thing I'm currently aware of is the presence of some descriptions in knowledge-bases like DBpedia and Wikidata of well-known galaxies and other general-interest resources.) We would be very grateful for any pointers along those lines. Thanks in advance! Aidan, Ismael
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