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Userfriendly access to environmental information, collected at different sites, eg the Internet, requires a description of that data, so-called metadata. Currently, if at all, metadata is collected at the site holding the data, yet no integration methodology of distributed and heterogeneous metadata sources based on Internet standards exists. A requirements analysis for data and metadata management is presented and a conceptual and technical system design proposed, based on Internet technology such as the World-Wide Web (WWW) or Java, open interoperability standards like the common object request broker architecture (CORBA) and emerging metadata standards.

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Authors: KOSCHEL A, Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe (DE);KRAMER R, Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe (DE);NIKOLAI R, Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe (DE);LUKACS G, Technical University of Budapest, Department of Measurement and Instrument Engineering (HU);HEINEMEIER T, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2nd International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, Whistler (CA), April 25 - May 2, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40368 ORA
Record Number: 199710275 / Last updated on: 1997-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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