Collection/item metadata relationships

Allen H. Renear, Karen M. Wickett, Richard J. Urban, David Dubin, Sarah Shreeves

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-89
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Collections
  • Context
  • Dublin Core
  • Inferencing
  • Logic
  • Metadata

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  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
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Renear, A. H., Wickett, K. M., Urban, R. J., Dubin, D., & Shreeves, S. (2008). Collection/item metadata relationships. Unknown Journal, 80-89.

Collection/item metadata relationships. / Renear, Allen H.; Wickett, Karen M.; Urban, Richard J.; Dubin, David; Shreeves, Sarah.

In: Unknown Journal, 2008, p. 80-89.

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Renear, AH, Wickett, KM, Urban, RJ, Dubin, D & Shreeves, S 2008, 'Collection/item metadata relationships', Unknown Journal, pp. 80-89.
Renear AH, Wickett KM, Urban RJ, Dubin D, Shreeves S. Collection/item metadata relationships. Unknown Journal. 2008;80-89.
Renear, Allen H. ; Wickett, Karen M. ; Urban, Richard J. ; Dubin, David ; Shreeves, Sarah. / Collection/item metadata relationships. In: Unknown Journal. 2008 ; pp. 80-89.
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