AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 113 Research with the Virtual Observatory
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[113.04] Mirage: A Tool for Interactive Pattern Discovery in the Virtual Observatory

T. K. Ho (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies)

The Virtual Observatory provides rich infrastructure for sharing diverse and massive observational data sets among astronomical researchers, enabling both targeted pursuits and open-ended exploration into many directions. To maximize its advantages, flexible and effective data analysis tools that can handle large data volumes, diverse data types, a wide range of objectives, and highly variable demands on speed are in critical need. We discuss our experiences with Mirage (http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/who/tkh/mirage), a prototypical software for interactive pattern discovery, and its applications in the Virtual Observatory. We focus on how to organize the analysis tool to lay a solid foundation for meeting these requirements and enabling continuous growth. We identify several key challenges in data analysis that need to be addressed in addition to core demands for data visualization and pattern recognition algorithms.

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