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Searching Inter-disciplinary Scientific Big Data Based on Latent Correlation Analysis

Gonzales Eloy in Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Abstract: In this paper, a novel cross-database search system (Cross-DB) is proposed. The aim of Cross-DB is to facilitate the search of interdisciplinary-correlated datasets from large-scale, multi-domain and heterogeneous data repositories. With conventional systems or portals for searching scientific datasets, ...

A Maturity Model for Digital Data Centers

Wim Hugo in Data Science Journal. Abstract: Digital data and service centers, such as those envisaged by the ICSU World Data System (WDS), are subject to a wide-ranging collection of requirements and constraints. Many of these requirements are traditionally difficult to assess and to measure objectively and consistently. As a solution to this problem, an approach based on a maturity model is ...

Global Data for Global Science: The new ICSU World Data System

Mustapha Mokrane in IAHS Newsletter 105. Birth of the ICSU-WDS Concept The International Geophysical Year in 1957–1958 saw the creation by the International Council for Science (ICSU) of  the World Data Centres (WDCs) and Federation of  Astronomical and Geophysical data analysis Services (FAGS).  Charged with managing the data gathered by this global  project and making those available ...

Atarrabi – A Workflow System for the Publication of Environmental Data

Florian Quadt et al. in Data Science Journal. Abstract: In a research project funded by the German Research Foundation, meteorologists, data publication experts, and computer scientists optimised the publication process of meteorological data and developed software that supports metadata review. The project group placed particular emphasis on scientific and technical quality assurance of ...

International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Challenges of Big Data in Science

Professor Ray Harris in Research Trends (Issue 30). The Fourth Paradigm: The enormous amounts of data now available to science and to society at large have stimulated some authors to say that we are in the Fourth Paradigm of data-intensive science (1). The First Paradigm was the period of observation, description and experimentation characterised by early scientists and explorers such as ...

A Lesson in Sharing

David Carlson in Nature. Earth scientists need better incentives, rewards and mechanisms to achieve free and open data exchange, says David Carlson. When the polar-research community planned the International Polar Year (IPY) of 2007–08, it embraced a revolutionary goal: to establish free, open and ready access to all data. After decades of reports with 'data' and combinations of ...