Web metadata standards: Observations and prescriptions

Ben Menachem Mordechai, David Bodoff, Patrick C.K. Hung

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Various Web content metadata standards and observations on their development efforts were reviewed. Content metadata standards were built on top of infrastructure standards that standardize metadata representation and exchange. Product metadata standards standardize descriptions of physical products, data, information resources, and documents. A metadata standard should define concepts at a metadata model (M1) layer, which offers relatively low language abstraction. It was suggested that users must be educated and practical tools to support their search and navigation through classification and thesaurus hierarchies must be developed to help ensure metadata success.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Distributed Systems Online
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • General Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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