Created on Feb. 17, 2013, 12:25 a.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 4:40 p.m.

Metadata is Data which contains information about other Data. Metadata is required to be able to fulfil a specific Purpose or to achieve a defined Result.

Metadata is structured, coded Data that describes Characteristica of Information-carrying Entities for the purpose of Identification, Research, Evaluation and Administration of the described Entities.

Metadata is Machine-Understandable Information about Web Resources or other Things.

Metadata is an essential thing because it describes the Object referring to.

Identifier identifies the Object. Accessing this identifier in the Web retrieves a representation of the original Object that delivers information about this Object in the form of Metadata that describes the Object. This is sufficient to talk about the Object. Thus, Metadata describes the Object.

A Representation represents (stands for) the information about an Object, which describes (designates) a resource that is in turn identified by an URI.


Tags: description, information, annotation, data
Parent: Web

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