Retiring your metadata shoehorn (for OpenOffice documents)

Patrick Durusau

Abstract

Want to retire your metadata shoehorn? (The one that fits your metadata into predefined metadata fields.) Want to have asymmetric metadata when you exchange legal documents? Tired of asking users to author RDF (like you asked for SGML and XML)? The Metadata SC (of the OASIS ODF TC) proposal for metadata extensions to the OpenDocument Format (ODF) that have those abilities and more. Using RDF/XML and OWL the metadata proposal enables unrestricted metadata, RDFa and generation of content from metadata are enabled for OpenDocument documents. Automated generation of RDF metadata in office documents. Look Ma! RDF with no hands!

Keywords: Office Documents; Metadata

Retiring your metadata shoehorn (for OpenOffice documents)

Patrick Durusau [Independent Consultant]

Extreme Markup Languages 2007® (Montréal, Québec)

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