Autocuration cyberinfrastructure for scientific discovery and preservation

Smruti Padhy, Edgar Black, Betsy Cowdery, Liana Diesendruck, Michael Dietze, Greg Jansen, Rob Kooper, Praveen Kumar, Jong Sung Lee, Rui Liu, Richard Marciano, Luigi Marini, Dave Mattson, Barbara S Minsker, Chris Navarro, Ankit Rai, Marcus Slavenas, William C Sullivan, Jason Votava, Qina YanInna Zharnitsky, Kenton Guadron McHenry

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DIBBs Brown Dog is a recent cyberinfrastructure effort which aims to create two new services to aid users in the searching, accessing, and usage of digital data and provide these services in a manner that is as broadly and easily accessible as possible. At its lowest level, the Data Access Proxy (DAP) providing file format conversion capabilities and the Data Tilling Service (DTS) providing content based extractions, will be accessible via a deliberately compact REST interface. On top of this a number of client libraries and applications can and are being constructed to even further reduce the overhead of accessing the provided functionality (e.g. libraries in Javascript, Python, R, Matlab and interfaces such as bookmarklets, browser extensions, and other standalone applications). At the heart of the two services, however, is their extensibility, allowing one to potentially incorporate any library or tool as a conversion or extraction component within the services towards both the leveraging of the functionality they provide as well as the preservation of the tools themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467393256
StatePublished - Oct 22 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2015 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Aug 31 2015Sep 4 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 11th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2015


Other11th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2015


  • Autocuration
  • Big data
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Content based extractions
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Ecology
  • File format conversions
  • Social science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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