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

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Hi Michael,

> So "metadata" is "content" transformed into a more conveniently
> machine-processable form?  OK, that does explain a lot of points that I
> wasn't understanding in your, or Dare's or Joshua's arguments.  It's
> not what I thought of as metadata, or what Doctorow is flaming.  I
> guess we need a meta-model of metadata to keep this all straight!

Yes it seems that some people are looking at the RDF framework as a way to
encode records or frames (i.e. data) and others see it as a way to encode
meta-data about data. The problem is that we do not always know the
reference context. So maybe we should develop the reflex to ask:

Are you talking about RDF as a way to encode a set of properties or as a way
to publish meta-data about some data?

Note to anybody who is willing to help the community: polish the sentence
(my English is poor sometimes when I type faster than my editing brain :-)
and publish it. We will copy and paste it in future messages about the
semantic web

Didier PH Martin


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