A Flexible Interface to Community-Driven Metadata

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution


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
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventThird International Conference on eSocial Science - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 20079 Oct 2007


ConferenceThird International Conference on eSocial Science
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor, Michigan


  • metadata
  • NLG
  • usability
  • e-Science


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