"Metadata is concerned with providing classifications or a semantic context to items of data to enhance their usefulness"
Metadata is concerned with providing classifications or a semantic context to items of data to enhance their usefulness (and potentially the value that can be obtained from them).
It is sometimes referred to as 'data about data' and although correct, this definition does not adequately illustrate its significance. Without any metadata being present, most data loses its value entirely because it is not possible to identify what it is or how to make use of it. Interest in metadata has increased recently, partly because subjects like Digital Asset Management depend heavily upon it.
Taxonomies are frequently used as a method of structuring metadata and providing a framework that can be used for the development of a model and associated policies as well as practices within organisations.
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Our taxonomy and metadata services are complimented by our Digital Asset Management offer in addition to our other technical documentation services.