Searching heterogeneous and distributed maritime databases: a technology prototype

Hardy, Dianna, Sim, Nigel, and Atkinson, Ian (2006) Searching heterogeneous and distributed maritime databases: a technology prototype. Bulletin of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaelogy, 30. pp. 1-6.

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[Extract] Much of the data from archaeological investigations reside in heterogeneous databases in separate locations with different formats and dissimilar structures. In addition, data from individual excavations and other research are frequently placed in databases that are maintained and accessed solely by the group responsible for the project. Due to the differing file formats, lack of access via a cohesive network, and issues regarding ownership and use of data, researchers have found it difficult to query multiple databases in order to perform cross-site analysis. In the past, the archaeological community has attempted to solve this problem by requiring that data by integrated into a central database, such as the National Shipwreck Database.

Item ID: 21664
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-0276
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 05:10
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0803 Computer Software > 080306 Open Software @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210110 Maritime Archaeology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences @ 50%
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