Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Probing Big Data for Answers using Data about Data

Oct 16, 2013, 9:45 AM
Effectenbeurszaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)


Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage


Dr Edwin Valentijn (Kapteijn Institute University of Groningen)


Large amounts of data are now streaming daily from large astronomical survey telescopes, such as Lofar and the new generation of wide field imagers at ESO's Paranal Observatory, but also from DNA scanners, text scanners etc etc. In the future the volumes will only increase with ESA's Euclid all sky deep imaging survey mission and SKA. Prof Dr Edwin A. Valentijn of the Kapteyn Institute will talk how data handling systems tend to focus more and more on enabling users to find their way in Big Data by means of datacentric modelling approaches, such as employed in the AstroWise information system and its WISE derivatives used outside astronomy.

Primary author

Dr Edwin Valentijn (Kapteijn Institute University of Groningen)

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