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   RE: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic webmega-permathrea

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  • To: Michael Champion <mc@xegesis.org>, XML Developers List <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic webmega-permathread thing)
  • From: "Kirkham, Pete (UK)" <pete.kirkham@baesystems.com>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 09:58:11 +0100
  • Thread-index: AcRNyDjyu+2rs9mVR72qDYu4cKhDrwANc1Qg
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic webmega-permathread thing)

> From: Michael Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org]
> Sent: 09 June 2004 03:19
> To: XML Developers List

In the current context, I'd say that the above is metadata, and below is content.

> So "metadata" is "content" transformed into a more conveniently
> machine-processable form?

A lot of useful metadata about documents is data about the processes and pathways that derived the content, rather than a transformation of the content.

Blog apps seem to do this reasonably well when the content is generated or edited; so do mail clients.

Most other end user apps don't, and you use CVS/CMS systems/BibTeX+CiteSeer to add it. CiteSeer is a trust based community, and allows metadata based searches.

But how this is meant to scale to agents and OWL-WS I haven't a clue.


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