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OpenMinTeD Glossary

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PREFERRED TERM
Metadata
DEFINITION
  • Metadata is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource. Metadata is often called data about data or information about information.

SCOPE NOTE
  • Metadata usually follow a formal data model that is machine-readable.

SOURCE
  • National Information Standards Organization, Understanding metadata (http://www.niso.org/publications/press/UnderstandingMetadata.pdfhttp://www.niso.org/publications/press/UnderstandingMetadata.pdf)

EXAMPLE
  • bibliographic metadata (e.g. title, author), annotations (also considered as specific kinds of fine-grained text grounded metadata)

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URI
http://vocabularies.openminted.eu/glossary/Metadata
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