Jordan Raddick

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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)
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, 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.
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