AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 20 Accessing Data Bases
Poster, Monday, January 5, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Hanover Hall

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[20.02] Data Mining Large Astronomical Databases for Interacting Galaxies

K. D. Borne (George Mason University), Z. Huang (Raytheon), J. C. Luna (GMU)

We will present results from an exploratory data mining project to identify classification features of special classes of interacting galaxies (for example, infrared-luminous galaxies) within distributed astronomical databases. Using a variety of data mining techniques, interaction-specific features are learned, to distinguish this class of galaxies from a control sample of normal galaxies. Subsequently, the corresponding rule-based feature model of that class of galaxies is then applied to the large multi-wavelength astronomical databases that are now becoming available. This distributed data mining activity is a prototype science use case for the Virtual Observatory. We specifically apply multi-archive multi-wavelength data to the problem. We will present examples of both successful and unsuccessful data mining attempts.

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