From this page:
"Interoperability is easy. It's a piece of cake. Simply digitise (or create in digital form) a load of content and stick it on a web site. To let people find it, use this cool stuff called metadata. Basically, that means describing your stuff by writing a description of it inside some <META> tags."
Erm... Wrong!!! The prevalence of this view - or views remarkably akin to it - is truly scary, even amongst the ranks of those such as readers of Ariadne, from whom we might reasonably expect better. Whilst it appears that The Battle For Metadata might almost be won, with an increasing number of people bandying the word around in a meaningful fashion, a number of closely related issues such as terminological control appear a step too far at the moment.
In this paper, I'll take a look at some of the issues surrounding the use of controlled terminology, report on the recent MODELS 11 workshop  which attempted to tackle some of them, and outline some of the recommendations for future work which arose from that workshop and a similar one held by the North American National Information Standards Organization (NISO) at the end of 1999 ."
Moving from there to:
we find jumps to :
Hybrid Information Environments - Overview and Requirements
The MIA Logical Architecture
MIA Functional Model
These pages present a good set of examples of working documents that must be generated (IMHO) for OHS/DKR before coding begins.
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