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Paper: Convert: Bridging the Scientific Data Format Chasm
Volume: 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV
Page: 229
Authors: Jennings, D. G.; Pence, W. D.; Folk, M.
Abstract: The Convert project is a newly funded NASA endeavor whose goal is to provide the scientific community with software tools for data format conversion. Among its goals are the development of utilities that transform data in non-standard formats into selected standard formats and allow for the inter-convertibility of data between those same standard formats. This paper discusses several aspects of the Convert project including current software tools, planned software tools, standard data formats under consideration and the efforts to devise transformation mappings between these formats.
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