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Paper: The Design of Solar Web, a Web Tool for Searching in Heterogeneous Web-based Solar Databases
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 86
Authors: Scholl, I.
Abstract: Today, scientists interested in solar data have access to a large variety of data collections (coming from space or ground-based observatories), but only available with different and heterogeneous software. Moreover, there is no common definition for keywords describing the data. Consequently, this makes the pre-analysis period long and difficult. This paper presents the design and the architecture of the `Solar Web Project' which aims to provide scientists interested in solar data with collaborative software for browsing distributed and heterogeneous solar databases using a unique web-based interface. The project is developed at MEDOC (Multi-Experiment Data and Operations Centre), located at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (Orsay, France) which is one of the European Archives for SOHO (selected by ESA) and for TRACE data. JAVA and XML are technologies being used for designing and developing this tool.
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