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Creating Domain Specific Metadata for Scientific Data and Knowledge Bases
December 1991 (vol. 3 no. 4)
pp. 421-434

The authors examine a particular type of domain-based metadata for which a complete ready-made conceptual framework is not and probably cannot be directly supported in predefined data models of knowledge-based representation paradigms. The data or knowledge base designer thus has the burden of sometimes working outside a familiar and otherwise appropriate model. The authors discuss issues arising in formulating certain domain-based metadata extensions and provide guidelines for developing them. These results derive from a continuing effort to create a knowledge base to support research on biological organisms. The added semantics are used to support a more flexible and reliable system for identification.

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Index Terms:
domain specific metadata; scientific data; predefined data models; knowledge-based representation; research; biological organisms; semantics; identification; biology computing; database management systems; knowledge based systems; knowledge representation
J. Diederich, J. Milton, "Creating Domain Specific Metadata for Scientific Data and Knowledge Bases," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 421-434, Dec. 1991, doi:10.1109/69.109104
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