Thursday, October 16, 2003


Two Paths to Interoperable Metadata by Carol Jean Godby, Devon Smith, and Eric Childress, presented at the 2003 Dublin Core Conference in Seattle, Wash. is now available.
This paper describes a prototype for a Web service that translates between pairs of metadata schemas. Despite a current trend toward encoding in XML and XSLT, we present arguments for a design that features a more distinct separation of syntax from semantics. The result is a system that auomates routine processes, has a well-defined place for human input, and achieves a clean separation of the document data model, the document translations, and the machinery of the application.

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