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Paper: A Unified Domain Model for Astronomy
Volume: 314, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIII
Page: 472
Authors: Lemson, G.; Dowler, P.; Banday, A.J.
Abstract: We propose a framework for constructing a unified, conceptual domain model for astronomy. We believe such a model to be an essential ingredient for a future Virtual Observatory (VO). We also give a high level, skeleton proposal for this VO domain model. We indicate where details must be filled in for more specialized models. We describe one detailed base level model, a component model for Quantity, which is a generalisation of previous informal proposals. Our domain model puts it in a larger context that includes such concepts as measurement, error, and units.
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