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Re: Core Topics: seems that our best options are either under:
Computational Technologies, particularly the call for info systems that operate directly on "Researchers' tools for analytics including example technology areas:
Enhancements of workflows, automation...#3 on list on pg. A.41-4
Tools to manage & accelerate the assessment... of models #5 on pg. A.41-4
At ESIP Winter last year, there were many presentations on difficulties that climate modelers have in getting key observational data for their models w/o getting entire subsets; Nancy to follow up and see if we can get to those presentations to hear more about the problems
Data-Centric Technologies, especially those that "improve information reuse, facilitate collaboration w/in the research community", particularly looking at the sample technology areas of "Software architectures and frameworks that support..." #3 on list on pg. A.41-5.
Pretty clear that we may need to broaden our approach to ToolMatch so that it is not a standalone tool, but part of an architecture of services that can (perhaps) help identify datasets, analyse them automatically and even either identify or provide services that can help scientists do the pre-processing that is needed to use all or subsets of the dataset.
We need to bring more "real" scientists into the conversation, and get a better idea of what kind of pre-processing often needs to be done on datasets.
A good target area / audience might well be climate scientists / modelers; this area should fit within the NASA purview
Nancy will be attending a workshop in DC next week, so others may need to start the call if a ToolMatch call is in order.
Beth to contact people at NSIDC to see if we can get the information presented at the workshop earlier in the year (or last year) focused on user needs at which various scientists described the kinds of problems they often have with datasets prior to using them, and the kinds of pre-processing that often needs to be done.
Beth to contact Scott Peckham to see if his work could integrate and/or inform our approach
Nancy to find the presentations at Winter ESIP last year on issues related to getting observational data for climate modelers.
All continue to think about a good direction to take the ToolMatch work for purposes of writing an AIST proposal.
We'll find a time to get together at AGU where we can brainstorm more ideas and bring others into the discussions.
Notes from last mtg re: an option for implementation:
Chris also reported that we should be able to do a very simple implementation of ToolMatch into the Common Metadata Repository at NASA by adding tags to the metadata for the datasets that are in there using their API and establishing a ToolMatch namespace for the tags about . One or more of us would have to get permission to add tags, but that should be feasible with Chris' help. Then, we'd want to write SW or a script to reverse the process where we could get out the information about tools that work with datasets, to prove the efficacy of our approach. Definitely also seems do-able. Would be good to do this in anticipation of a funding proposal. Thoughts?
Establishing calendar for inviting people to the meeting to help add content
Perhaps there's a way to get the information out from these HTML tables (perhaps as a flat .cvs file) to put into our knowledge store. Or, perhaps we could get access to the data if it's in a database from our good friends at the HDF Group? There's a lot of work already done here if we can find a way to get it. Thoughts?
Beth - draft project plan by next week in preparation for ADL Quad Chart, due by September 1st; will discuss on the call next week
Brandon, Nancy to look for information on the ADL's Technical Learning Architecture to see if ToolMatch might fit in
Nancy to do the same as above
Chris: look at API for CMR to see in what the form the tags making the assertions should be, whether tags could be added back to the CMR; also see if Tags could then be exported for consumption to demonstrate the end - end capabilities of a ToolMatch.
Nancy to find spreadsheet with the datasets that work with Giovanni that Chris generated many months ago. See if this info could be re-used or adapted
Contact people to attend future meetings to create more assertions: