Transformation of Metadata Descriptions

Transformation is the process of creating a target instance of the metadata description from the source instance. The transformation uses semantic mapping and rules to create the target instance.

It is important to note that the result of the transformation is a metadata description. The created description is sometimes referred to as a crosswalk, but this is an inappropriate usage of the word. See the Crosswalk guide for more information about the distinction.

Suggested Citation

Kyle, 2011. "Transformation of Metadata Descriptions." In The MMI Guides: Navigating the World of Marine Metadata. Accessed August 15, 2020.