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The Digital Puglia Project: An Active Digital Library of Remote Sensing Data

Aloisio, Giovanni and Cafaro, Massimo and Williams, Roy (1999) The Digital Puglia Project: An Active Digital Library of Remote Sensing Data. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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The growing need of software infrastructure able to create, maintain and ease the evolution of scientific data, promotes the development of digital libraries in order to provide the user with fast and reliable access to data. In a world that is rapidly changing, the standard view of a digital library as a data repository specialized to a community of users and provided with some search tools is no longer tenable. To be effective, a digital library should be an active digital library, meaning that users can process available data not just to retrieve a particular piece of information, but to infer new knowledge about the data at hand. Digital Puglia is a new project, conceived to emphasize not only retrieval of data to the client's workstation, but also customized processing of the data. Such processing tasks may include data mining, filtering and knowledge discovery in huge databases, compute-intensive image processing (such as principal component analysis, supervised classification, or pattern matching) and on demand computing sessions. We describe the issues, the requirements and the underlying technologies of the Digital Puglia Project, whose final goal is to build a high performance distributed and active digital library of remote sensing data.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Center for Advanced Computing Research
Record Number:CaltechCACR:CACR-1999-172
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Deposited On:18 Mar 2004
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