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Paper: The VLT/HST Archive Research Facility
Volume: 153, Library and Information Services in Astronomy III (LISA III)
Page: 261
Authors: Albrecht, R.; Albrecht, M.; Dolensky, M.; Micol, A.; Pirenne, B.; Wicenec, A. J.
Abstract: The European HST science data archive has been combined with the VLT science data archive. Beyond the capability to retrieve past observations the archive facility offers ``added value products'', such as re-calibration using reference data and procedures which were not available at the time of the original observations. At the same time the archive facilty will be optimised for knowledge discovery through data mining. During the data ingest procedure features and parameters which characterize the data will be extracted and made available in a rapid-access data base. Related information from other data bases and catalogues, and from the astronomical literature will be merged into the data base. In this manner previously unknown and unsuspected correlations can be discovered.
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