The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery
by Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, Kristin Tolle
Publisher: Microsoft Research 2009
Number of pages: 287
Increasingly, scientific breakthroughs will be powered by advanced computing capabilities that help researchers manipulate and explore massive datasets. This collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.
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