- Full text PDF available (8)
- This year (0)
- Last 5 years (3)
- Last 10 years (5)
Journals and Conferences
The SkyServer provides Internet access to the public Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data for both astronomers and for science education. This paper describes the SkyServer goals and architecture. It also describes our experience operating the SkyServer on the Internet. The SDSS data is public and well-documented so it makes a good test platform for… (More)
The SkyServer is an Internet portal to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Catalog Archive Server. From 2001 to 2006, there were a million visitors in 3 million sessions generating 170 million Web hits, 16 million ad-hoc SQL queries, and 65 million page views. The site currently averages 35 thousand visitors and 400 thousand sessions per month. The Web and SQL… (More)
Putting data into the public domain is not the same thing as making those data accessible for intelligent analysis. A distinguished group of editors and experts who were already engaged in one way or another with the issues inherent in making research data public came together with statisticians to initiate a dialogue about policies and practicalities of… (More)
SkyServer is the primary catalog data portal of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that makes multiple terabytes of astronomy data available to the world. Here, the process is described of collecting and analyzing the complete record of more than 10 years of Web hits and SQL queries to SkyServer.
SkyServer, the portal for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) catalog, provides data access tools for astronomers and scientific education. One of the interfaces allows users to enter ad hoc SQL statements to query the catalog, and has logged over 280 million queries since 2001. This paper describes text mining techniques and preliminary results on mining… (More)
User-generated Structured Query Language (SQL) queries are a rich source of information for database analysts, information scientists, and the end users of databases. In this study a group of scientists in astronomy and computer and information scientists work together to analyze a large volume of SQL log data generated by users of the Sloan Digital Sky… (More)
2 HIGHLIGHTS On May 16th, Representative Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI) and Neal Lane, former presidential science ad-visor under the Clinton Administration, were awarded the second annual Public Service Awards, following a reception in their honor in the historic Rayburn Building in Washington, DC. The awards are jointly sponsored by the APS, the American… (More)
A comprehensive analysis of 10 years of Web and SQL traffic on SkyServer-the online portal to the multiterabyte Sloan Digital Sky Survey archive--shows the impressive reach of the SDSS to the research community and the public, and provides insight into how methods of e-science are being taken up by the scientific community.