The Virtual Data Center software is an open-source, digital library system for quantitative data. The authors discuss what the software does, how it provides an infrastructure for the management and dissemination of distributed collections of quantitative data, and the replication of results derived from these data. R esearchers in social sciences, and in… (More)
Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank Leonid Andreev for programming the survey on the internet; Jim and Vivienne Duppenthaler for handling the WHO server and dissemination; for helpful comments. We are grateful to Pierre Lewalle and Eduardo Sabaté for translating the questionnaire into French and Spanish.
On the example of a complex system of data on 65 countries described by 56 parameters, analyzed by using computer programs MeaningFinder and MatrixReasoning, we demonstrate a technique for harmonious fusion of variables, which allows objective clustering and locating homogeneous groups of objects that are most reliable for the establishing of correlations.… (More)
In this paper, we present an overview of the Virtual Data Center (VDC) software, an open-source digital library system for the management and dissemination of distributed collections of quantitative data. (see <http://TheData.org>). The VDC functionality provides everything necessary to maintain and disseminate an individual collection of research studies,… (More)
This paper describes a new method, HGV2C, for analysis of patterns, which represents a new modification of the previously described method for non-probabilistic hypothesis generation and verification (HGV). The HGV2C method involves the construction of a 'computer ego' (CE) based on an individual object that can be either a part of the system under analysis… (More)
This paper provides a description of a new method for information processing based on holistic approach wherein analysis is a direct product of synthesis. The core of the method is iterative averaging of all the elements of a system according to all the parameters describing the elements. It appears that, contrary to common logic, the iterative averaging of… (More)
The previously described methodology for hierarchical grouping of objects through iterative averaging has been used for simulation of cooperative interactions between objects of a system with the purpose of investigation of the conformational organization of the system. Interactions between objects were analyzed within the space of an isotropic field of one… (More)
The author introduces a set of integrated developments in Web application software, networking, data citation standards, and statistical methods designed to increase scholarly recognition for data contributions; to put some of the universe of data and data-sharing practices on firmer ground; and to facilitate the public distribution of persistent,… (More)
This paper demonstrates the application of the previously described nonprobabilistic method for hypothesis generation and verification, HyGV-2D, as a solution to copyright marking.