Abstract:

This is a summary of outcomes from NESP Project B3, Enhancing access to relevant marine information –developing a service for searching, aggregating and filtering collections of linked open marine data. As part of the project, software was developed capable of tagging unstructured collections of documents (including Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, metadata and images among others) using an arbitrary vocabulary (term list), and then being able to structure, search, and deliver those documents through a web service. A demonstration web page interface was developed to highlight the capabilities of the service, and the results have been presented to NESP partner organisations, including representatives of: the Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE), Parks Australia (under DoEE), IMOS/AODN, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). The capabilities of the software can be replicated and integrated into partner websites (e.g. the North West Atlas, and the NESP website).

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