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From Jonathan Koren <jonat...@soe.ucsc.edu>
Subject Re: Using standard XMP schemas for image and audio metadata
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2009 06:00:25 GMT

On Feb 9, 2009, at 9:41 AM, Jukka Zitting wrote:

> Because they are useful pieces of metadata that are already accurately
> defined in the respective XMP schemas. I for example didn't propose
> changing the MIDI metadata key "patches", as AFAIK there is no
> standard schema that covers that piece of information.

Thats what I realized after I slept on it.

>> You create a new class that takes the raw key-value pairs that  
>> stored in
>> Tika::Metadata and translates them to something else. Call it  
>> Metadata2XMP
>> or whatever.  That can be packaged within Tika as a convenient class
>> that does least common denominator mapping in a well defined way.
> Having such a mapping class within Tika is an alternative, but as
> discussed in the Dublin Core thread [1] in December, I'm not sure if
> it's worth the added complexity. My proposal covers the use case with
> much less extra code or documentation.

Storing the raw metadata in Metadata according to its native ontology  
is most important thing.  Which seems to be a consensus from the  
December thread you linked to.

Jonathan Koren

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