The GEON portal: Accelerating knowledge discovery in the geosciences

Ullas Nambiar, Bertram Ludaescher, Kai Lin, Chaitan Baru

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Abstract

Geoscience studies produce data from various observations, experiments, and simulations at an enormous rate. With proliferation of applications and data formats, the geoscience research community faces many challenges in effectively managing and sharing resources and in efficiently integrating and analyzing the data. In this paper, we discuss how this challenge is being addressed by the GEON Portal, a Web based distributed resource management system that provides integrated access to data and tools needed for knowledge discovery in the geosciences. Unlike previous data management efforts that were either data-driven or application-driven, the GEON Portal provides facilities for efficient sharing, discovery and integration of both data and services that use geoscience data. We identify the challenges involved in managing geoscientific resources and provide solutions that exploit the syntactic, semantic, temporal and spatial metadata associated with the resources. One of our goals is to provide some insight into the challenges involved in providing a comprehensive scientific data management solution based on our experiences with geoscientific data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2006 Workshop - Proceedings of WIDM 2006
Subtitle of host publicationEighth International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management
Pages83-90
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventWIDM 2006: 8th International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management, held in conjunction with the ACM 15th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2006 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Nov 10 2006Nov 10 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Interntational Workshop on Web Information and Data Management

Other

OtherWIDM 2006: 8th International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management, held in conjunction with the ACM 15th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period11/10/0611/10/06

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Keywords

  • Data integration
  • Geoinformatics
  • Metadata
  • Semantic search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Nambiar, U., Ludaescher, B., Lin, K., & Baru, C. (2006). The GEON portal: Accelerating knowledge discovery in the geosciences. In CIKM 2006 Workshop - Proceedings of WIDM 2006: Eighth International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (pp. 83-90). (Proceedings of the Interntational Workshop on Web Information and Data Management). https://doi.org/10.1145/1183550.1183567