In the current information environment, metadata interoperability has become the predominant way of organizing and managing resources. However, current approaches to metadata interoperability focus on the superficial mapping between labels of metadata elements without considering semantics of each element. This research applied facet analysis to address these difficulties in achieving metadata interoperability. By categorizing metadata elements according to these semantic and functional similarities, this research identified different types of facets: basic, conceptual, and relational. Through these different facets, a faceted framework was constructed to mediate semantic, syntactical, and structural differences across heterogeneous metadata standards.
Arms, W. Y.. (2002). spectrum of interoperability: The site for science prototype for the NSDL. D-Lib Magazine, 8(1), -.
Blanchi, C.. (2001). Distributed interoperable metadata registry. D-Lib Magazine, 7(12), -.
Chan, L. M.. (2005). Metadata interoperability: A methodological study (110-115). Proceedings of the 3rd China-U.S. Library Conference.
Gill, T. P.. (2002). Re-inventing the wheel?: Standards, interoperability and digital cultural content. D-Lib Magazine, 8(1), -.
Jung, H.. (2006). Project report on a Korean Science & Technology Thesaurus with conceptual/relational facets (311-313). Proceedings of 3rd International WordNet Conference.
Kumar, P.S.G.. Introduction to Colon Classification, Dattsons, Nagpur, 1987.
Miller, P.. (2000). Interoperability: What is it and why should I want it?. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/interoperability.
Moen, W. E.. (2003). Assessing metadata utilization: An analysis of MARC content designation use (171-180). Proceedings of International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DC-2003.
Oltmans, E. E.. (2001). Metadata Interoperability. https://doc.telin.nl/dsweb/Get/Document-14690/interoperability.pdf.
Priss, U.. (1998). A graphical interface for faceted thesaurus design (107-118). Proceedings of the 9th ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop. American Society for Information Science, Silver Spring.
Ranganathan, S. R.. (1967). Prolegomena to Library Classification:Asia Publishing House.
Svenonius, E.. (2000). Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization:MIT Press.
Taylor, A.G.. (1992). The Organization of Information. http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/standards/intrometadata/path.html.
Yang, K.. (2004). Organizing the Web: Semi-Automatic construction of a faceted scheme (374-381). Proceedings of IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2004, ICWI 2004.