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Title: Collection/Item Metadata Relationships
Author(s): Renear, Allen H.; Wickett, Karen M.; Urban, Richard J.; Dubin, David; Shreeves, Sarah L.
Subject(s): Metadata Dublin Core Collection Application Profile collection-level metadata logic ontology Information Retrieval
Abstract: Contemporary retrieval systems, which search across collections, usually ignore collection-level metadata. Alternative approaches, exploiting collection-level information, will require an understanding of the various kinds of relationships that can obtain between collection-level and item-level metadata. This paper outlines the problem and describes a project that is developing a logic-based framework for classifying collection/item metadata relationships. This framework will support (i) metadata specification developers defining metadata elements, (ii) metadata creators describing objects, and (iii) system designers implementing systems that take advantage of collection-level metadata. We present three examples of collection/item metadata relationship categories, attribute/value-propagation, value-propagation, and value-constraint and show that even in these simple cases a precise formulation requires modal notions in addition to first-order logic. These formulations are related to recent work in information retrieval and ontology evaluation.
Issue Date: 2008-09-24
Publisher: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
Citation Info: Renear, Allen H., Karen M. Wickett, Richard J. Urban, Dave Dubin, Sarah L. Shreeves. 2008. Collection/Item Metadata Relationships. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Berlin, Germany, September 22-26, 2008.
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Sponsor: Institute for Museum and Libary Services (Grant #LG-06-07-0020)
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-11-06

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