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Paper: Unique Identifiers for Facilities and Instruments in Astronomy and Planetary Science
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 561
Authors: Louys, M.; Cecconi, B.; Derriere, S.; Le Sidaner, P.
Abstract: The Virtual Observatory seeks a repository or thesaurus that could easily list the facilities and instruments used in the astronomical community at large, including solar physics and planetology. We examined various existing lists, and propose a description scheme (XML) for all facilities and instruments, and a mechanism to define unique identifiers for the various items. Various use-cases for a name resolver application and examples are discussed.
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