Metadata for Semantic and Social Applications

Metadata for Semantic and Social Applications

By Jane Greenberg
Book Description

Metadata is a key aspect of our evolving infrastructure for information management, social computing, and scientific collaboration. DC-2008 will focus on metadata challenges, solutions, and innovation in initiatives and activities underlying semantic and social applications. Metadata is part of the fabric of social computing, which includes the use of wikis, blogs, and tagging for collaboration and participation. Metadata also underlies the development of semantic applications, and the Semantic Web — the representation and integration of multimedia knowledge structures on the basis of semantic models. These two trends flow together in applications such as Wikipedia, where authors collectively create structured information that can be extracted and used to enhance access to and use of information sources. Recent discussion has focused on how existing bibliographic standards can be expressed as Semantic Web vocabularies to facilitate the ingration of library and cultural heritage data with other types of data. Harnessing the efforts of content providers and end-users to link, tag, edit, and describe their information in interoperable ways (”participatory metadata”) is a key step towards providing knowledge environments that are scalable, self-correcting, and evolvable. DC-2008 will explore conceptual and practical issues in the development and deployment of semantic and social applications to meet the needs of specific communities of practice.

Table of Contents
  • Metadata for Semantic and Social Applications
  • Preface
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Conference Organization
  • Full Papers
    • Session 1:Dublin Core: Innovation andMoving Forward
      • Encoding Application Profiles in a Computational Model of theCrosswalk
      • Relating Folksonomies with Dublin Core
    • Session 2:Semantic Integration, Linking,and KOS Methods
      • LCSH, SKOS and Linked Data
      • Theme Creation for Digital Collections
      • Comparing Human and Automatic Thesaurus MappingApproaches in the Agricultural Domain
    • Session 3:Metadata Generation: Methods,Profiles, and Models
      • Automatic Metadata Extraction from Museum Specimen Labels
      • Achievement Standards Network (ASN): An Application Profilefor Mapping K-12 Educational Resources to AchievementStandards
      • Collection/Item Metadata Relationships
    • Session 4:Metadata Quality
      • Answering the Call for more Accountability: Applying DataProfiling to Museum Metadata
      • A Conceptual Framework for Metadata Quality Assessment
    • Session 5:Tagging and Metadatafor Social Networking
      • Semantic Relation Extraction from Socially-Generated Tags:A Methodology for Metadata Generation
      • The State of the Art in Tag Ontologies: A Semantic Model forTagging and Folksonomies
  • Project Reports
    • Session 1:Toward the Semantic Web
      • DCMF: DC & Microformats, a Good Marriage
      • Making a Library Catalogue Part of the Semantic Web
    • Session 2:Metadata Scheme Design,Application, and Use
      • The Dryad Data Repository: A Singapore Framework MetadataArchitecture in a DSpace Environment
      • Applying DCMI Elements to Digital Images and Text in theArchimedes Palimpsest Program
      • Assessing Descriptive Substance in Free-Text Collection-LevelMetadata
    • Session 3Vocabulary Integration andInteroperability
      • Building a Terminology Network for Search: The KoMoHeProject
      • Cool URIs for the DDC: Towards Web-Scale Accessibility of aLarge Classification System
      • The Specification of the Language of the Field andInteroperability: Cross-Language Access to Catalogues andOnline Libraries (CACAO)
  • Poster Session
    • Abstracts
      • Implementation of Rich Metadata Formats and Semantic Toolsusing DSpace
      • SKOS for an Integrated Vocabulary Structure
      • Exploring Evolutionary Biologists’ Use and Perceptions ofSemantic Metadata for Data Curation
      • LCSH is to Thesaurus as Doorbell is to Mammal: VisualizingStructural Problems in the Library of Congress SubjectHeadings
      • Metadata in an Ecosystem of Presentation Dissemination
      • A Comparison of Social Tagging Designs and User Participation
      • The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
      • junii2 and AIRway - an Application Profile for Scholarly Worksand Its Application for Link Resolvers
      • Open Identification and Linking of the Four Ws
      • Web 2.0 Semantic Systems: Collaborative Learning in Science
      • Doing the LibraryThing™ in an Academic Library Catalog
      • Applying DC to Institutional Data Repositories
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
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