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Data resources play a significant role in many applications across multiple domains. Web services provide implementation neutral facilities for describing, invoking and orchestrating collections of networked resources. The OGF (Open Grid Forum) Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA), and its associated specifications, defines consistent interfaces through(More)
—A core mission of the Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) project is the building and deployment of a cloud computing environment customized to support the digitization workflow and integration of data from all U.S. non-federal biocollections. iDigBio chose to use cloud computing technologies to deliver a cyberinfrastructure that is flexible,(More)
1. ABSTRACT We are interested in the problem of understanding u-ently spoken language. In particular, we consider people's responses to the open-ended prompt of 'How May I help you?'. We then further restrict the problem to classifying and automatically routing such a call, based on the meaning of the user's response. Thus, we aim at extracting a relatively(More)
Status of This Memo This memo provides information regarding the specification of service based interfaces to data resources. The specification is presently a draft for discussion. It does not define any standards or technical recommendations. Distribution is unlimited. Abstract Data resources play a significant role in many applications across multiple(More)
The Office of Graduate Studies has verified and approved the above named committee members. iii I dedicate this to my late cousin, Darrell Anson Young. Please know that you are always in my heart and on my mind. I love you and miss you terribly. Wish you were here. XOXOXO iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I thank the Lord above first and foremost. Without Him, none of(More)