The SKUA project

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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 stores). This 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 domain.

See the publications page for the SKUA final report.

The project people are Norman Gray, Tony Linde, and Kona Andrews.