A Flexible Interface to Community-Driven Metadata

Feikje Hielkema, Peter Edwards, Christopher Stuart Mellish, John Hugh Farrington

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Abstract

Finding interesting publications and useful data, and sharing those with other
researchers, is a vital part of research that yet should not take too much time away from the research itself. Semantic Grid technologies provide useful support for resource sharing, but their tools can be difficult to master. This paper describes the development of an interface that will provide social scientists with easy access to metadata, enabling them to create, query and browse it. Users can view the metadata associated with resources by browsing the natural language descriptions that are generated from that metadata; they can create metadata by editing those descriptions; and they can search for resources by creating textual descriptions of those resources. We aim to use the same interface for all these forms of metadata access to ensure that, by mastering one tool, users can easily perform all metadata-related tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on eSocial Science
Place of PublicationManchester, United Kingdom
PublisherNCeSS
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventThird International Conference on eSocial Science - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 20079 Oct 2007

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ConferenceThird International Conference on eSocial Science
CountryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor, Michigan
Period7/10/079/10/07

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Keywords

  • metadata
  • NLG
  • usability
  • e-Science

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Hielkema, F., Edwards, P., Mellish, C. S., & Farrington, J. H. (2007). A Flexible Interface to Community-Driven Metadata. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on eSocial Science Manchester, United Kingdom: NCeSS.

A Flexible Interface to Community-Driven Metadata. / Hielkema, Feikje; Edwards, Peter; Mellish, Christopher Stuart; Farrington, John Hugh.

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on eSocial Science. Manchester, United Kingdom : NCeSS, 2007.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hielkema, F, Edwards, P, Mellish, CS & Farrington, JH 2007, A Flexible Interface to Community-Driven Metadata. in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on eSocial Science. NCeSS, Manchester, United Kingdom, Third International Conference on eSocial Science, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 7/10/07.
Hielkema F, Edwards P, Mellish CS, Farrington JH. A Flexible Interface to Community-Driven Metadata. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on eSocial Science. Manchester, United Kingdom: NCeSS. 2007
Hielkema, Feikje ; Edwards, Peter ; Mellish, Christopher Stuart ; Farrington, John Hugh. / A Flexible Interface to Community-Driven Metadata. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on eSocial Science. Manchester, United Kingdom : NCeSS, 2007.
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