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Towards a Logical Form for Descriptive Metadata [poster]

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Wickett, K. M., Urban, R. J., & Renear, A. H. (2012). Towards a Logical Form for Descriptive Metadata [poster]. In Proceedings of the 2012 iConference (pp. 574-575). ACM. doi:10.1145/2132176.2132294

Publication Abstract

Open linked data and semantic technologies promise support for information integration and inferencing. But taking advantage of this support often requires  hat the information carried by ordinary “colloquial” metadata records be made explicit and computationally available. Given the structured nature of most metadata records this looks easy to do; and conversion from metadata records to computer processable knowledge representation languages such as RDF is now commonplace. Nevertheless a precise formal characterization of the semantics
of common colloquial metadata records is more involved than appearances would suggest. We explore two approaches to formalization and discuss some issues related to the nature of identifier elements in colloquial metadata records and the use of individual constants in knowledge representation

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