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Metadata Registry

The Metadata Registry View allows authorized users to define a system-wide catalog of known remote datesets, which are described by means of a combination of (metadata) vocabularies, including DCAT, LIME/VoID, FOAF and DCMI Metadata Terms. Additionally, the Metadata Registry uses a small RDF vocabulary to represent metadata that falls beyond the scope of the standard vocabularies that have been mentioned previously.

Metadata registry screen

The UI is mainly composed by two panels: the left panel (Catalog Records) lists all the datasets defined in the system, while the right one (Dataset) shows details about the selected dataset.

In the Catalog Records panel, through the buttons at the top, it is possible to create and delete datasets. There are two ways for creating a dataset:

Metadata registry create dataset

The Dataset panel, beside showing details about the selected dataset, also allows to define further versions of the same dataset and to provide information about the embedded lexicalization sets. These are called embedded, because they are part of the dataset itself, differently from lexicalizations that are shipped as a third-party, autonomous dataset.

Also in this case there are two ways to define lexicalization sets:

Metadata registry lexicalizations