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Paper: Formatting Journal Tables in XML at the ADC
Volume: 172, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VIII
Page: 274
Authors: Shaya, Edward; Blackwell, Jim; Gass, Jim; Kargatis, Vincent; Schneider, Gail; Borne, Kirk; Cheung, Cynthia; White, Richard
Abstract: The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a powerful, internet-ready storage format for data. It provides a precise and clear data description language that is both machine- and human-readable. Documents marked up with XML can be easily parsed for efficient and focused searching. XML's expanded hyperlinking power can be used to enhance connectivity among archive documents. It is fast becoming the standard format for business and information transactions on the Internet and it is an ideal common metadata exchange format. The Astronomical Data Center (ADC) plans to develop scripts to explore and display table data and metadata. The ADC is also developing XML authoring tools for scientists to convert their data and metadata into XML and to create conversion software for the ingest of journal tables into the ADC XML archive.
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