Data and services
hanisch at stsci.edu
Fri Sep 12 11:30:56 PDT 2003
> Can I suggest some naming rules (bit rich since I'm not an astronomer) to
> avoid confusion.
> Everything referred to by a registry entry is a resource, uniquely and
> globally identified by a ResourceId.
> A service is anything which is invocable, ie is a web service with
> A data collection is any set of data which can be queried.
> A sky service is a service which provides access to a data collection.
I would prefer to not use "sky service" -- not all of astronomy is about the
sky. (Really!) For example, we would want collections of spectral line
identifications, oscillator strengths, etc., available as VO resources as
well. I think the term "data service" is logically more consistent.
> A dataset is any addressable part of a data collection. Access to the
> dataset is via the sky service of the data collection.
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