Content-related metadata plays an important role in intelligent information systems. Especially on the world-wide web meaningful metadata describing the contents of a web-site is the key to intelligent retrieval and access of information. Metadata description standards like RDF and RDF schema have been developed and work in progress addresses the use of ontologies to provide a logical foundation for metadata. However, the acquisition of appropriate metadata is still a problem. The main part of the paper is concerned with the specification of ontologies and metadata models. We describe the Spectacle approach, a knowledge-based approach for metadata validation and generation as well as tools related to the ontology language OIL. We conclude that the specification of ontologies and the generation of metadata models are processes that supplement each other and propose a method for semi-automatic generation of metadata models on the basis of ontologies.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Capture|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Capture - Victoria, BC, Canada|
Duration: 21 Oct 2001 → 23 Oct 2001
|Conference||Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Capture|
|Period||21/10/01 → 23/10/01|