From Sky to Earth: Data Science Methodology Transfer

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ashish A. Mahabal, Daniel Crichton, S. G. Djorgovski, Emily Law, John S. Hughes
(Submitted on 6 Jan 2017)

We describe here the parallels in astronomy and earth science datasets, their analyses, and the opportunities for methodology transfer from astroinformatics to geoinformatics. Using example of hydrology, we emphasize how meta-data and ontologies are crucial in such an undertaking. Using the infrastructure being designed for EarthCube - the Virtual Observatory for the earth sciences - we discuss essential steps for better transfer of tools and techniques in the future e.g. domain adaptation. Finally we point out that it is never a one-way process and there is enough for astroinformatics to learn from geoinformatics as well.

Comments:    10 pages, 5 figures, IAU Symposium 325, "Astroinformatics"
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1701.01775 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1701.01775v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Ashish Mahabal
[v1] Fri, 6 Jan 2017 22:48:57 GMT (1124kb,D)

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