Often referred to as “data that describes other data,” metadata is structured reference data that helps to sort and identify attributes of the information it describes. This interesting information came to us from the blog Open Metadata in their post, “Announcing OpenMetadata.”

Metadata is critical for for many applications, especially in a world where data sharing is the goal. The language of metadata is written to be understandable to both computer systems and humans, a level of standardization that contributes to better interoperability and integration between disparate applications and information systems. But what about open source?

As companies embrace digital technologies to transform their operations and products, many are using best-of-breed software, open source tools, and software as a service (SaaS) platforms to rapidly and efficiently integrate new technologies.

Metadata makes digital content findable. However, findability works only when a proper taxonomy is in place. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the intelligence and the technology behind world-class explainable AI solutions.