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Re: What is metadata?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:15 pm

I learned about metadata when working on devising metametamodels for pollution licencing ...

Data about data is the spot-on definition. For entering metadata on multiple files I use Metadatics, which is available from the App Store. It works very well once you get used to its quirks and supports entry of stuff like ISRC codes.

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Re: What is metadata?

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:30 pm

PreSonus Studio One DAW lets you add metadata at various points - this SOS article gives you some background:

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/meta-work

iTunes lets you enter Artist, Genre, Copyright info etc. But on *any* Mac file you can press Cmd-I (Get Info) and enter text into the Comment box, and save.
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Re: What is metadata?

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:37 pm

Generic 'What Is Metadata?' overview YouTube video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WCuOjXu6Ko
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Re: What is metadata?

Postby CS70 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:57 pm

Let’s go meta! :lol:
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Re: What is metadata?

Postby wireman » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:19 pm

Data about data is a loose definition that has been around at least from the early 1980s, I expect that only later was there any assumption that metadata would be embedded with the data in some container (file).
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Re: What is metadata?

Postby desmond » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:22 pm

Clearly the confusion around metadata (data about data) suggests we need to implement meta-metadata (data about the data about the data) to help clear this up... :headbang: :thumbup:
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Re: What is metadata?

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:53 pm

We're approaching 'Buffalo' territory here...
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Re: What is metadata?

Postby CS70 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:05 pm

desmond wrote:Clearly the confusion around metadata (data about data) suggests we need to implement meta-metadata (data about the data about the data) to help clear this up... :headbang: :thumbup:

Let's introduce recursion and we're done with it! For more information about metadata, I suggest to read the informative SOS forum thread here

No stop conditions.

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