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Paper: Proposal for a Quantity-based Data Model in the Virtual Observatory
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 323
Authors: Thomas, B.; Shaya, E.
Abstract: We propose the beginnings of a data model for the Virtual Observatory (VO) built up from simple "quantity" objects. In this paper we present how an object-oriented, domain (or namespace)-scoped simple quantity may be used to describe astronomical data. Our model is designed around the requirements that it be searchable and serve as a transport mechanism for all types of VO data and meta-data. In this paper we describe this model in terms of an OWL ontology and UML diagrams. An XML schema is available online.
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