Automatic metadata generation by utilising pre-existing metadata of related resources
by Merkourios Margaritopoulos, Thomas Margaritopoulos, Isabella Kotini, Athanasios Manitsaris
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO), Vol. 3, No. 4, 2008

Abstract: Manual indexing of digital resources according to metadata standards is a laborious task. Methods and methodologies for automatically producing several parts of a resource's metadata provide valuable assistance to indexers and cataloguers by reducing the burden of their manual work. A methodology, which aims at identifying inference rules for the automatic generation of a resource's metadata, based on pre-existing metadata of its related resources, is introduced in this paper. Furthermore, the application of the methodology to the IEEE LOM standard and an experimental example on a working database of metadata, with a tool developed for this purpose, are demonstrated.

Online publication date: Sun, 01-Mar-2009

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