Metadata

Metadata is `data about data`. The term is ambiguous, as it is used for two fundamentally different concepts (types). Structural metadata is about the design and specification of data structures and is more properly called `data about the containers of data`; descriptive metadata, on the other hand, is about individual instances of application...
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Metadata

(1) Information about a data set which is provided by the data supplier or the generating algorithm and which provides a description of the content, format, and utility of the data set. Metadata provide criteria which may be used to select data for a particular scientific investigation. (2) Information describing a data set, including data user gui...
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Metadata

(In topic `Data Warehousing & BI`) Metadata is simply data about data (e.g. data definition, data type, using systems etc.). Stored in a data dictionary & repository, metadata insulates the data warehouse from changes in the schema of operational systems.
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metadata

noun data about data; `a library catalog is metadata because it describes publications`
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Metadata

[CLI] Metadata, in the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI), refers to certain data structures embedded within the Common Intermediate Language code that describes the high-level structure of the code. Metadata describes all classes and class members that are defined in the assembly, and the classes and class members that the current assemb...
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Metadata

A collection of data that summarizes other data. This data is formatted to describe certain aspects
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Metadata

A definition or description of data, in effect 'data about data'. Metadata is commonly used in content management systems and data warehouses, with tags or descriptors added to information to help with its subsequent retrieval.
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Metadata

A description, usually in digital form and conforming to a well defined template, of a set of useful data. Also, an index composed of such descriptions. Analogous to a card in a library card catalogue system, a metadata description of a set of data might include an abstract of the data and the data's format, multimedia content, location, and usage ...
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METADATA

Data About Data
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Metadata

Data about data, or information known about the image in order to provide access to the image. Usually includes information about the intellectual content of the image, digital representation data, and security or rights management information
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Metadata

Data about data, or information known about the image in order to provide access to the image. Usually includes information about the intellectual content of the image, digital representation data, and security or rights management information.
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Metadata

Data associated with documents to provide information on their contents, context and use.
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metadata

data that describes characteristics of a document. Metadata is essentially a catalogue record, providing (a) access points by which records of documents can be sorted or retrieved and (b) descriptive information, by which the relevance of a document can be assessed without consulting it in full. Preferred terms or notations selected during the inde...
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Metadata

Data that describes other data. `Meta` is a prefix that in most information technology usages means an underlying definition or description.
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Metadata

Data that is used to describe other data. Data definitions are sometimes referred to as metadata. Examples of metadata include schema, table, index, view and column definitions.
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Metadata

Graphical or textual information about the content, quality, condition, origins and characteristics of data.
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Metadata

Information about data, details ...
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Metadata

Information describing an information resource, sometimes referred to as data about data
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Metadata

is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use or manage an information resource. The Dublin Core is an example of a standard. It was developed for libraries to be simple and concise. The current Dublin Core standard defines fifteen metadata elements (title, subject, description, source, l...
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Metadata

Meta data, or sometimes metainformation, is data about data, of any sort, in any media.
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metadata

The Explanation page contains information grouped according to two levels of detail: dataset and series levels. This type of information is often referred to as metadata. The most common definition of `metadata` is `data about data`. In statistical terms, it provides information about statistical data and about processes of producing and using the...
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