Explicator is an EPSRC funded project developing techniques to provide intelligent access to foreign data models. The project began in July 2007 and will run until September 2009.
The project is a collaboration between:
- The Information Retrieval group in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow.
- The X-Ray and Observational Astronomy group within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.
- The Experimental Particle Physics group in the Department of Physics at the University of Glasgow.
The aim of the project is to develop a framework for giving data-reduction applications semantically integrated access to multiple data sources. Often, the data sources will use their own data models which are incompatible with those of other data sources and the data-reducing applications. Use cases from the areas of astronomy and high energy physics will be used to motivate the work. For a more detailed description of the project, consult our research page.
From 2-5 March 2009 we will be hosting the 2nd Practical Semantic Astronomy Workshop (SemAst 2009)in Glasgow.