Brown Dog – data searching

A research team at the National Center for Supercomputing Application (NCSA) is working on an NSF-funded project to allow researchers to search the vast amounts of data that exist online in outdated formats or lacking sufficient metadata.

One service developed during this project is Data Access Proxy (DAP), which transforms unreadable files into readable ones. A second service, Data Tilling Service (DTS), allows users to search a collection of data using an existing file to find similar files.

For more information about this project: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132941&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1