Developing Quality Metadata: Building Innovative Tools and Workflow Solutions [NOOK Book]

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With the explosion of new audio and video content on the Web, it's more important than ever to use accurate and comprehensive metadata to get the most out of that content. Developing Quality Metadata is an advanced user guide that will help you improve your metadata by making it accurate and coherent with your own solutions. This book is designed to get you thinking about solving problems in a proactive and productive way by including practical descriptions of powerful programming tools and user techniques using ...
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Developing Quality Metadata: Building Innovative Tools and Workflow Solutions

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Overview

With the explosion of new audio and video content on the Web, it's more important than ever to use accurate and comprehensive metadata to get the most out of that content. Developing Quality Metadata is an advanced user guide that will help you improve your metadata by making it accurate and coherent with your own solutions. This book is designed to get you thinking about solving problems in a proactive and productive way by including practical descriptions of powerful programming tools and user techniques using several programming languages. For example, you can use shell scripting as part of the graphic arts and media production process, or you can use a popular spreadsheet application to drive your workflow. The concepts explored in this book are framed within the context of a multimedia professional working on the Web or in broadcasting, but they are relevant to anyone responsible for a growing library of content, be it audio-visual, text, or financial.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136033537
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/16/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 544
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

Cliff Wootton was the technical systems architect in the BBC News Interactive TV group. This team pioneered the "News Loops" service, which was nominated for a BAFTA Technology award and has won a Royal Television Society Award for Technical Innovation. His current research projects are investigating new ways to build interactive content creation tools for the emerging IPTV platforms

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Framing the Problem     1
Metadata     11
Object Modeling Your Data     35
Transfer and Conversion     59
Dealing With Raw Data     73
Character Mapping and Code Sets     81
Data Fields     93
Fields, Records, and Tables     97
Times, Dates, Schedules, and Calendars     107
Names, Addresses, and Contacts     127
Spatial Data and Maps     139
Paint Me a Picture     157
Roll Tape!     165
Rights Issues     185
Integrating with Enterprise Systems     191
Data Exchange Formats     197
XML-Based Tools and Processes     213
Interfaces and APIs     233
Scripting Layers     247
UNIX Command Line Tools     255
Power Tools     263
Automation with Shell Scripts     273
Automation with AppleScript     281
Script Automation in Windows     287
Compiled and Interpreted Languages     299
GUI Tools and Processes     309
Building Tools     313
Keep It Moving     323
Publishing Systems     343
Adding Intelligence and Metrics     347
Lateral Thinking     353
The Bottom Line     359
Tutorials     365
Calling Shell Commands from AppleScript     369
Calling AppleScript from Shells     370
Calling Visual Basic from AppleScript     372
Calling Visual Basic from UNIX     373
Calling UNIX Shell Commands from C,     374
Calling Java from C Language     375
Calling C from Java     376
What Your Web Server Log Can Tell You     377
Monitoring Your Operating System Logs     378
Measuring and Monitoring Disk Usage     380
Wrapping FTP Transfers in a Script     385
Wrapping gzip in a Shell Script     389
Many-to-Many Relationships     390
Phonetic Searches     391
Fuzzy Searching and Sorting     393
Finding Buffer Truncation Points     394
Cleaning Unstructured Data     395
Sorting Out Address Data     396
Time Data Cleaning     400
Removing Duplicates     401
Converting TSV to XML     402
Removing Macros from Word Documents      404
Removing all Hyperlinks from Word     405
Recognizing U.S. Zip Codes     406
Recognizing UK Postal Codes     407
Finding Variable Names in Source Codes     408
Finding Double-Quoted Strings     409
Finding Single-Quoted Strings     410
Finding Currency Values     411
Finding Time Values     412
Recovering Text from Corrupted Documents     413
Extracting Text from PDF Files     415
Mail and HTTP Header Removal     417
ISO 8601 Date Format Output     419
Relative Date Tool (the Date)     421
Zip/Postal Code-to-Location Mapping     423
Shortest Distance Between Two Towns     424
Dealing with Islands     425
Calculate Centroid of Area     427
Extracting Text from Illustrator     428
Generating Candidate Keywords     430
Extracting Metadata from Word Documents     432
Extracting Metadata from Image Files     433
Extract Metadata from a QuickTime Movie     434
Discovering Formats with File Magic     437
Extracting Hyperlinks from Word Documents     438
Extracting URLs from Raw Text      439
Testing URL Hyperlinks     440
Dictionary Lookups via Did.org     441
Lookup the Online Dictionary from a Web Page     442
Check for Editorial Integrity     443
Publish a Spreadsheet SYLK File     444
Publish a Word RTF Document     447
Publish an Adobe SVG     452
Converting XML to HTML with XSLT     454
Making Excel Spreadsheets with AppleScript     456
Making Word Documents with AppleScript     457
Scripting Alpha Channels in Photoshop     458
Searching and Editing Word Docs     459
Creating a Script Wrapper for Microsoft Word     462
Putting It on the Desktop     468
Remote Renderers and Compilers     470
Data Exchange Containers     473
Metadata Standards     481
A Simple Metadata Dictionary     495
Code Sets     499
Regular Expressions 101     503
Glossary     507
Bibliography     513
Webliography     515
Index     524
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