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The SKUA project was a project, funded by
JISC in 2008–2009 as part of the
e-Infrastructure programme, to prototype a distributed network of
semantically aware shared annotation services (in the form of RDF
semantic layer supports a cluster of
applications which either directly support users in finding and
recovering useful resources, or indirectly support them by supporting
user-facing applications. Although the system is
specialised to astronomy, and proved by its interaction with, and
anticipated embedding within, the Virtual Observatory, the bulk of the semantic knowledge is
localised in the RDF store, with the design goal that it could be
replaced if desired by the analogous semantic knowledge of a different
See the publications page for the SKUA final report.
The project people are Norman Gray, Tony Linde, and Kona Andrews.