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met·a·da·ta

 (mĕt′ə-dā′tə, -dăt′ə, -dä′tə)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Data that describes other data, as in describing the origin, structure, or characteristics of computer files, webpages, databases, or other digital resources.

metadata

pl n
(Communications & Information) computing information that is held as a description of stored data

metadata

Information about information; more specifically, information about the meaning of other data. See also data; information.
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Noun1.metadata - data about data; "a library catalog is metadata because it describes publications"
data, information - a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data"
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At the same time, It should ensure the electronic reporting of the data and required meta-information to the european pollutant release and transfer register, As specified in regulation (ec) no.
GENT, BELGIUM -- Ucamco in June officially released its second extension for the Gerber format, and the first for image meta-information, with clear information that clarifies the CAD-to-CAM communication process.
In the process of Integrated emergency discussion, a lot of argument meta-information is generated by decision group in a virtual discussion room provided by group decision support system (GDSS), which is designed by Adobe Flex, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) building technique [2].
This starts with the CRM systems, which can link the borrower meta-information and content to workflow.
It needs to be 100% search engine friendly and offer Google Site Maps, search engine friendly URLs, URL rewrites give full control of URLs, Meta-information for products and categories, auto-generated site map for display on site, auto-generated popular search terms page, analytics and reporting tags and it must be integrated with Google Analytics.
Contrary to the tiled raster map solutions, liquid MAPs are constructed directly within the handset with only meta-information (geometric descriptions) being sent to the handset, which results in 10 times less data traffic each time the map application is used.
It could be the meta-information needed to access the data; hence revenues could come from tagging and folksonomies.
How the meta-information and the content contained in an XML file are used depends on the system reading the XML.
SEO-friendly page structure -- facilitates search engine optimization by generating simple word-based page URLs, as well as permitting manual editing of page meta-information.
0 release adds search over the full text of PDFs and the meta-information stored with music, image, and video files.
Stage 1: Registry system--The meta-information of the objects of workflow management (documents, files) are registered and managed, regardless of whether the documents are in electronic or paper format.
Xerox would be wise to leverage horizon technologies that harvest meta-information to intelligently route, forward, and archive enterprise intellectual capital.