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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Big Metadata

Via Robin Bloor.   I will note here that the term metadata has multiple functional definitions,  but this still has some useful thoughts.

Does Big Data Mean Big Metadata?
Why is there so much metadata?

Maybe you don’t think there is, but there is. Metadata is the data that defines the structure of data records in files and databases. For some files, such definition data is buried in program code somewhere and only the program knows for sure what the data structure is. That’s a problem if you want to share the data – and that’s why we have databases: so we can. ....  "

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