Title: State of the art on methodologies for the development of a metadata application profile

Authors: Mariana Curado Malta; Ana Alice Baptista

Addresses: Algoritmi Center, University of Minho, Portugal; Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal ' Algoritmi Center, University of Minho, Portugal

Abstract: This paper presents the state of the art on methods for the development of a metadata application profile (AP). For this purpose we perform searches in scientific online databases and made other efforts such as global searches on the web and calls on the mailing lists of the metadata communities to find information about AP development and metadata best practices or methods for the development of AP. These searches produced 21 items of which nine have information on how the AP is developed. As a result of this analysis, we came up with small formulas or specific recipes for very particular phases of the process, but none is described in detail. We have also come up with guidelines that were too global and not sufficiently detailed for the AP development. As far as we could determine, there is no comprehensive methodological support for a metadata application profile development.

Keywords: metadata application profiles; application profile development; semantics; semantic web; interoperability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2013.058416

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2013 Vol.8 No.4, pp.332 - 341

Available online: 22 Dec 2013

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