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Web Metadata Standards: Observations and Prescriptions
January/February 2005 (vol. 22 no. 1)
pp. 78-85
David Bodoff, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology
Mordechai Ben-Menachem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Patrick C.K. Hung, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology
The proliferation of Web metadata standards presents an opportunity to recall key lessons from related disciplines, such as software engineering, software reuse, library science, and knowledge representation. The haste to advance these standards also entails a danger that such lessons might be overlooked. In addition, the apparent confluence of metadata standards and artificial intelligence will likely yield mutual benefits, but might also divert researchers? energies away from interoperability and other key issues, such as considerations of software testing and providing search tools and proper access points. This article reviews various Web metadata standards and calls attention to important lessons learned from related disciplines.
Index Terms:
metadata, standards, intelligent Web services, Semantic Web
David Bodoff, Mordechai Ben-Menachem, Patrick C.K. Hung, "Web Metadata Standards: Observations and Prescriptions," IEEE Software, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 78-85, Jan.-Feb. 2005, doi:10.1109/MS.2005.25
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