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Paper: Browsing TAP Services with TAPHandle and DataLink
Volume: 485, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
Page: 15
Authors: Michel, L.; Louys, M.; Bonnarel, F.
Abstract: Here we present an update of the TAPhandle application and how it operates with other standards in the Virtual Observatory (VO): Registry, Data Access Protocols, SAMP protocol. This new version investigates and implements a new concept of links between data and services elaborated currently as a new VO capability: the DataLink protocol. More than a simple browser, TapHandle captures the of astronomical datasets and offers a clear and handy interface on top of the TAP VO infrastructure. This application helps the user to discover, sort out and select datasets of interest for the scientist. It shows for each discovered dataset a selection of tools that the user may launch to go deeper in the data exploration, like image preview, spectral model fitting, average map for a data cube, etc. Tap-Handle evolves towards more flexibility to describe data sets with associated services that can explore and transform them either with VO-aware applications but also with specific science tools developped in the astronomical community. The SAMP protocol is at work to organize the data flow between the various tools.
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