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Recent Examples of metadata from the Web
Prior to this current acquisition, HAAWK bought certain assets from Dart Music, which specialized in cleaning up music rights metadata, among other rights management services.
The other huger revelation from the appeals hearing was a doctor debunking the metadata and photo evidedence.
Among other mysteries, the metadata identify a series of Cold War spy tales that shaped American history.
The speeds have been deduced from analyzing metadata in files published by the persona Guccifer 2.0, who claims to have hacked the DNC and whom our spy agencies conclude is a proxy for two Russian intelligence services.
The release included ads' metadata, revealing which viewers the Russian effort targeted and their success.
An analysis of that metadata shows that the ads racked up very few impressions, but that the click-through rate on the ads was very, very, very high.
Russia, Cuba and Jack Ruby The contents of the trove can be gleaned from metadata in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) online database of JFK records.
All told, the team sorted through metadata for some 1.3 million books.
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How metadata Was Formed
It's easy to find data on the source of "metadata": the word was formed by combining "data" with "meta-," which means "transcending" and is often used to describe a new but related discipline designed to deal critically with the original one. "Meta-" was first used in that way in "metaphysics" and has been extended to a number of other disciplines, giving us such words as "metapsychology" and "metamathematics." "Metadata" takes the "transcending" aspect a step further, applying it to the concept of pure information instead of a discipline. "Metadata" is a fairly new word (it appeared in the latter half of the 20th century), whereas "data" can be traced back to the middle of the 17th century.
First Known Use of metadata
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