Memex initiative aides 'Deep Web Search' that may help scientists in the future
An iceberg mostly submerged in the ocean overlaid with interconnected data points; Image Credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech

"We're developing next-generation search technologies that understand people, places, things and the connections between them," said Chris Mattmann, principal investigator for JPL's work on Memex.

Memex could one day benefit space missions that take photos, videos and other kinds of imaging data with instruments such as spectrometers. Searching visual information about a particular planetary body could greatly facilitate the work of scientists in analyzing geological features. Scientists analyzing imaging data from Earth-based missions that monitor phenomena such as snowfall and soil moisture could similarly benefit.

Read more in the JPL article 'Deep Web' Search May Help Scientists.