metadata


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

metadata

EBM
Data which describe other data, especially containing XML tags, characterising attributes of values in clinical data fields.
References in periodicals archive ?
Several types of metadata--such as asset metadata, business object metadata, temporal metadata, spatial metadata and event metadata--are used to apply actions against assets and business objects such as locating, importing, analysing and making decisions about them.
The metadata schema mechanism enables sharing of metadata between multiple applications when the same set of metadata schemas are used.
Another interpretation is descriptive metadata (also known as meta-content), which describes the content of specific instances of data.
According to the Library of Congress (2012, METS Web Site), "The METS schema is a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library, expressed using the XML schema language of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Regardless of how the NSA controversy plays out, the value of metadata ensures that it will be used by government - just as it's being used for commercial purposes.
The information governance profession has developed standards and guidelines for metadata that will provide even more detailed guidance to those individuals dealing with data--whether it is to be used to deal with big data, data mining, or business intelligence.
based data-mining company that works with major motion picture studios to create the metadata surrounding their prized assets.
All of these applications automatically produce dozens of fields (types) of application metadata for each file they create.
Technical metadata is crucial for using digital objects and for ensuring their long-term sustainability.
In fact, we've always relied on metadata for understanding, so the difference is in the expectations and demand for metadata.
This was used as a brief metadata record and was encapsulated with the scanned map when it was encoded into the JP2 file.
Secondly metadata provides users with the information they need to understand the data, its limitations and evaluate the dataset's applicability for their intended use.