Understanding Climate Data Through Commentary Metadata: The CHARMe Project
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- Blower J.D. et al. (2014) Understanding Climate Data Through Commentary Metadata: The CHARMe Project. In: Bolikowski Ł., Casarosa V., Goodale P., Houssos N., Manghi P., Schirrwagen J. (eds) Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries -- TPDL 2013 Selected Workshops. TPDL 2013. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 416. Springer, Cham
We describe the CHARMe project, which aims to link climate datasets with publications, user feedback and other items of “commentary metadata”. The system will help users learn from previous community experience and select datasets that best suit their needs, as well as providing direct traceability between conclusions and the data that supported them. The project applies the principles of Linked Data and adopts the Open Annotation standard to record and publish commentary information. CHARMe contributes to the emerging landscape of “climate services”, which will provide climate data and information to influence policy and decision-making. Although the project focuses on climate science, the technologies and concepts are very general and could be applied to other fields.