Aspects of Metadata Usage

    [Ref: Bretherton & Singley 1994 Proc of 7th SSDBM, p. 166]

  • Search, browse, retrieval (Human)

    • Data extraction and interpretation
    • Navigate among services
  • Ingest, quality assurance, (re-)processing

    • Science product generation pipeline
    • Content analysis
  • Storage, archive (Data Management)

    • Information relevant for effective system design and operation
  • Application to application transfer (Machine)

    • Enable “context” interchange (distributed queries and transformations)

    Need transfer language with mappings from conceptual level to different logical representation

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