Keeping Your Eyes On The Metadata Prize: Meaningful, Interoperable Information
In this article, Mike Bergman discusses how linked metadata can hinder the ultimate goal of metadata management – namely meaningful, interoperable information – if it is made an objective in itself.
“Linked data is a good thing, but not an ultimate thing. By making linked data an objective in itself we unduly raise publishing thresholds; we set our sights below the real problem to be solved; and we risk diluting the understanding of RDF from its natural role as a flexible and adaptive data model. Paradoxically, too much parochial insistence on linked data may undercut its adoption and the realization of the overall semantic objective.” [Read More]Share this Article: