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   Re: [xml-dev] Invitation to metadata dictionary wiki - meaningfuel.org

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ROR wrote:

>The ROR project ( http://www.rorweb.com ) is happy to introduce 
>Meaningfuel.org  ( http://www.meaningfuel.org ). 
>The Meaningfuel.org project is a metadata dictionary that anyone can 
>edit (sort of a Wikipedia for metadata). Its goal is to build a 
>coherent evolving metadata dictionary for describing anything, by 
>combining new and existing object metadata. 
>This is an experiment, maybe it will fail. But it sure would be nice 
>to have such a dictionary available, shared by all metadata 

One of the things I want in a metadata dictionary is stability - I want 
to make sure that the definitions don't change because someone is out 
there editing them, or the definition I used when I created the data may 
have changed by the time someone else tries to get the metadata. How do 
you provide stability in a Wiki environment?

Also, I imagine people will be adding metadata from different ontologies 
that may define the same terms differently. Any thoughts on how to deal 
with merged ontologies in a Wiki environment?


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