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Re: Attaching (embedding?) RDF

From: Rahul Singh <kingtiny@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 13:43:20 -0500
Message-ID: <3F9D6748.9050409@cs.cmu.edu>
To: Martin May <maym@foobar.lu>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Have you looked at Adobe XMP?

http://www.adobe.com/products/xmp/main.html

Cheers,

Rahul

Martin May wrote:

>
>
> I would like to attach RDF metadata to files. So far I have identified 
> the following options for doing so, all of which have drawbacks:
>
> 1. given a file foo.pdf, store the metadata in a file foo.pdf.rdf in 
> the same directory
>
> Main drawbacks:
>
> - if the file is moved or renamed, the metadata must be moved with it
>
> 2. store the metadata in a central repository, with a link (URI) to 
> the file
>
> Main drawbacks:
>
> - again, if the file is moved or renamed, the link becomes invalid
> - requires a central repository
>
> 3. embed the metadata in the file format
>
> Main drawbacks:
>
> - doesn't work with every file type
> - different handling for each file type required
>
> 4. create an archive file which groups the file and its metadata (e.g. 
> jar)
>
> Main drawbacks:
>
> - requires unpackaging and repackaging every time the file needs to be 
> accessed
>
> Does anybody have any insights or ideas on how to improve the 
> suggested methods, or provide me with other alternatives?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Martin May
> University of Aberdeen
>
>
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