Metadata: A user`s view

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An analysis is presented of the uses of metadata from four aspects of database operations: (1) search, query, retrieval, (2) ingest, quality control, processing, (3) application to application transfer; (4) storage, archive. Typical degrees of database functionality ranging from simple file retrieval to interdisciplinary global query with metadatabase-user dialog and involving many distributed autonomous databases, are ranked in approximate order of increasing sophistication of the required knowledge representation. An architecture is outlined for implementing such functionality in many different disciplinary domains utilizing a variety of off the shelf database management subsystems and processor software, each specialized to a different abstract ... continued below

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Bretherton, F.P. & Singley, P.T. December 31, 1994.

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An analysis is presented of the uses of metadata from four aspects of database operations: (1) search, query, retrieval, (2) ingest, quality control, processing, (3) application to application transfer; (4) storage, archive. Typical degrees of database functionality ranging from simple file retrieval to interdisciplinary global query with metadatabase-user dialog and involving many distributed autonomous databases, are ranked in approximate order of increasing sophistication of the required knowledge representation. An architecture is outlined for implementing such functionality in many different disciplinary domains utilizing a variety of off the shelf database management subsystems and processor software, each specialized to a different abstract data model.

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  • 7. international conference on scientific database management, Charlottesville, VA (United States), 28-30 Sep 1994

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  • Report No.: CONF-940987--2
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 230637
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670761

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Bretherton, F.P. & Singley, P.T. Metadata: A user`s view, article, December 31, 1994; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670761/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.