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Classifying the high-energy universe with ClassX
Author(s): Thomas McGlynn; Anatoly Suchkov; Eric Winter; Lorella Angelini; Michael Corcoran; Sebastien Derriere; Megan Donahue; Stephen Drake; Pierre Fernique; Francois Genova; Robert James Hanisch; Francois Ochsenbein; William D. Pence; Marc Postman; Nicholas White; Richard L. White
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Paper Abstract

Building an automated classifier for high-energy sources provides an opportunity to prototype approaches to building the Virtual Observatory with a substantial immediate scientific return. The ClassX collaboration is combining existing data resources with trainable classifiers to build a tool that classifies lists of objects presented to it. In our first year the collaboration has concentrated on developing pipeline software that finds and combines information of interest and in exploring the issues that will be needed for successful classification. ClassX must deal with many key VO issues: automating access to remote data resources, combining heterogeneous data and dealing with large data volumes. While the VO must attempt to deal with these problems in a generic way, the clear science goals of ClassX allow us to act as a pathfinder exploring particular approaches to addressing these issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4846, Virtual Observatories, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.459719
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas McGlynn, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Anatoly Suchkov, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Eric Winter, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Lorella Angelini, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Michael Corcoran, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Sebastien Derriere, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France)
Megan Donahue, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Stephen Drake, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Unversities Space Research Association (United States)
Pierre Fernique, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France)
Francois Genova, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France)
Robert James Hanisch, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Francois Ochsenbein, Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France)
William D. Pence, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marc Postman, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Nicholas White, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard L. White, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4846:
Virtual Observatories
Alexander S. Szalay, Editor(s)

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