A Reusable Semantic Virtual Observatory Platform

Multi-discipline Virtual Observatories are becoming more prevalent as more scientists need to access data from a broad range of disciplines that may be available from varied repositories. It is becoming increasingly important for there to be tool and service support to help professional and citizen scientists access and manipulate appropriate data. In this talk, we will introduce a multi-discipline semantically-enabled virtual observatory platform, provide some examples of how it is being used today, describe a successful effort to reuse the platform in a noticeably different set of science areas, and provide suggestions of techniques, tools, and services that may be of use in scientific applications that require complex interdisciplinary data integration.

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VSTO is a collaborative project between the High Altitude Observatory and Scientific Computing Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and McGuinness Associates. VSTO is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) in the Shared Cyberinfrastructure (SCI) division.

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