A Novel Taxonomy for Consumer Metadata


There is an urgent need for metadata to accompany and describe media data essence. For the growing amount of personal content, user generated descriptors tend to be vague to the point of uselessness. Standardization in the metadata format is needed to allow a full and useful description of content that is interoperable between consumer devices. Manufacturers need to ensure that the metadata generated by a device is complete and understood by other products as well as allow for the creation and use of more subjective metadata. This paper provides a background on metadata layers with the aim to create a standard model of metadata layers in consumer devices 1 . Index Terms — Metadata, standardization, life log, life recorder, digital storage, physical, physiological, psychological, filter, dimensional extent, operational, textual, semantic, contextual, levels, layers

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@inproceedings{Coughlin2009ANT, title={A Novel Taxonomy for Consumer Metadata}, author={Thomas Coughlin}, year={2009} }