Category:Metadata

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Definition: Metadata ('data about data') is defined as data providing information about other data, such as

  • Purpose of the data
  • Time and date of creation
  • Creator or author of data


Reference Definition: Metadata (metacontent) is defined as data providing information about one or more aspects of the data, such as:

  • Means of creation of the data
  • Purpose of the data
  • Time and date of creation
  • Creator or author of data
  • Placement on a computer network where the data was created
  • Standards used
  • The basic information of a piece of music (Wikipedia) - Metadata

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