TWed Discussion: Exploring Scientific Data with Faceted Visualization Featuring Solr

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Website: TWed Discussion: Exploring Scientific Data with Faceted Visualization Featuring Solr
When: April 15 2015
Where: Winslow Building Room 1140, RPI Campus, Troy, NY, US
"There's always something happening Wednesday evenings in the Tetherless World!"

TWed Talk: Weds, 15 Apr (7p, Winslow 1140)
TITLE: "Exploring Scientific Data with Faceted Visualization Featuring Solr"
LEADER: Henrique Santos
VIDEO: (TWed video streams)
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Please join us this Weds (15 Apr) as TWC visiting scholar Henrique Santos leads us in a hands-on introduction to Apache Solr, using real-life examples from the Jefferson Project!

DESCRIPTION: Scientific data comes from different sources and convey a plethora of different kinds of information. In this context, metadata plays a main role for the understanding of what is available. But to be able to fully explore the data, tools for storing, indexing and querying it are indispensable. Sometimes, a regular relational database may not be enough for the task, due to the size and variety of the available datasets.

In this talk, we'll cover the basics of Apache Solr, an open source search platform built on top of Apache Lucene with hands-on examples. Also, progress that have been made on Jefferson Project will be presented, which is making heavy use of Solr spatial and facet features.

BIOGRAPHY: Henrique Santos is a Ph.D. candidate from Universidade de Fortaleza, in Fortaleza, Brazil, visiting Tetherless World under the supervision of Prof. Deborah McGuinness. He currently works on the Jefferson Project, building its indexing and searching processes. For his Ph.D. studies, he is working with Prof. Vasco Furtado on integrating urban live stream data and static datasets using Semantic Web technologies to leverage the development of intelligent agents that make use of it. He earned a masters degree in Computer Science form Unifor in 2012 and a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal do Cear√° in 2006.

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