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Information-Sifting Front Ends to Databases

  • Hans-Martin Adorf
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 182)

Abstract

The acquisition, recording, organization, retrieval, display and dissemination of large quantities of data have become standard practice in modern science including astronomy. The amount of knowledge generated within the span of a scientist’s career together with the ubiquitous high degree of professional specialization generates problems of its own. Knowledge revealed in one discipline has little time to naturally diffuse into neighbouring disciplines where it might become beneficial, sometimes even be urgently needed.

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Hubble Space Telescope Code Fragment Current Content Apple Macintosh European Southern Observatory 
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  • Hans-Martin Adorf
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  1. 1.Space Telescope - European Coordinating FacilityEuropean Southern ObservatoryGarching b. MünchenGermany

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