Title: Automatic metadata generation applications: a survey study

Authors: Badawia M. Albassuny

Addresses: Faculty of Art and Humanities, Department of Library and Information Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80200 – Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: This study is a survey of Automatic Metadata Generations Applications (AMeGAs) that are available and free on the Web. The study tested the functions as well as the features of each tool, by using a survey approach and features analysis. The results indicated that Meta Tag Generators (MTGs), which generate meta-information about the Web page, were the most available applications on the Web. Actually, they represented 89.27%. The analysing tools, which check and analyse the existing meta tags in the website, to help Webmasters optimise them, represented 6.34%. The other applications that automatically create metadata from an analysis of the digital resource such as extracting, harvesting and converting tools represented 1.46% for each tool. This study discussed the key results in addition to the future researches.

Keywords: metadata tools; automatic metadata generation; metadata extraction; metadata harvesting; metadata applications; metadata analysis; metadata conversion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2008.023574

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2008 Vol.3 No.4, pp.260 - 282

Published online: 01 Mar 2009 *

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