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RE: Issue 61: Why is metadata annotation a special case?

From: Bass, Mick <mick.bass@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 11:32:40 -0700
Message-ID: <40700B4C02ABD5119F000090278766440656B714@hplex1.hpl.hp.com>
To: David François Huynh <dfhuynh@ai.mit.edu>
Cc: "Butler, Mark" <Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "' (www-rdf-dspace@w3.org)'" <www-rdf-dspace@w3.org>

David:  you wrote "I'm not sure why this can't be a special case of something else."

If you can bring your mind back to that comment, are you able to suggest text describing the more general case of which annotation of metadata schemas, instances and instance elements is a special case?

And if so, do you believe the focus should be on the general case, or the special case described?

I think the point stressed in the document is that in many existing systems it is easy to provide metadata about certain objects, but difficult to provide metadata about others.  Schemas, instances, and elements within the instances are an example of some of the types of resources that are difficult to annotate in many systems.
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Butler, Mark [mailto:Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 12:34 PM
> To: ' (www-rdf-dspace@w3.org)'
> Subject: Issue 61: Why is metadata annotation a special case?
> 
> 
> 
> Mick, team
> 
> Any comments on this and metadata annotation? Should we keep 
> it or subsume it into one of the other definitions?
> 
> [ 061. ]
> Summary: Section 2.3 Why is metadata annotation a special 
> case? Raised By: David Hunyh
> Status: open
> Description: 
> 
> We would like to be able to support arbitrary, ad hoc annotations to 
> metadata schemas and instance metadata. These could be supplied by 
> information consumers directly, by external domain experts, 
> by collections 
> managers, or by automated techniques such as collection data 
> mining. [I'm not 
> sure why this can't be a special case of something else.] 
> 
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