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EPSRC Reference: GR/S63205/01
Title: A System for Publishing Scientific Data
Principal Investigator: Buneman, Professor OP
Other Investigators:
Berry, Dr D Atkinson, Professor MP
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Professor W Fan
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Department: Sch of Informatics
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 July 2004 Ends: 31 December 2007 Value (£): 337,825
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Artificial Intelligence Information & Knowledge Mgmt
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies
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The web has revolutionised the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Scientific data is almost universally stored in some database or data format, and these digital repositories are not only the source material for publishing data, they are also -- through annotations -- increasingly used as a vehicle of communication between scientists. Moreover, scientists are making increasing use of XML or a related data format to describe the form in which they will publish or share data.Publishing scientific data currently relies on an ad hoc assemblage of software that is inadequate for much of the task. The key question is: given the a community standard for publishing data, how can we improve the situation? We need to ensure that what we publish conforms to the standard. We want to use this and other standards in the vital task of data integration. We need to use the standard as a framework for annotation. The standard is useful in efficient archiving. Finally security and access should be based on the standard.
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