Authors: E. Ikoma, K. Taniguchi, T. Koike, M. Kitsuregawa
Addresses: Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. ' Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. ' Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. ' Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract: The amount of earth environmental data has increased explosively because of recent advances in observational techniques. However, such valuable data has not been used adequately because researchers can not handle the volume. In this study, we collaborated closely with some researchers in the field and developed a support system for analysing various kinds of natural phenomena that have been difficult to analyse in the past. This was enabled by developing an analysing toolkit for a huge amount of earth environmental data using the data mining technique, and developing an easy-to-use interface for non-computational researchers. Moreover, we discuss some new knowledge that was acquired during the development of this system.
Keywords: spatial databases; temporal databases; data mining; data visualisation; user interface; earth environmental data; data archives; natural phenomena analysis.
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2006 Vol.2 No.5/6, pp.262 - 270
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