Monday, November 15, 2004

Dublin Core

A new version - 0.2(beta)- of Dublin Core Services/Describethis has been published. This new version, as main feature, brings us an automatic generator of keywords: DCS incorporates now a dictionary of 5300 words in 11 different languages, included Catalan, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Italian, among others, that permits to recognize and generate keywords automatically. The system applies analitic algorithms to find the best terms that better describe a given resource. The new terms generated are added to the ones already included in the document, although these are marked visually to avoid confusions with the terms proposed by the own authors. In the case of the HTML documents that do not have included these type of metadata, the list of generated keywords can be used as a guide and a valid proposal for the publishers and authors of these contents.

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