Dublin Core

  • The Dublin Core metadata element set is a standard for cross-domain information resource description.
  • An architecture and abstract model that can be used to develop application profiles to describe resources in a machine processable manner.
  • 15 elements or attribute-value pairs – “simple DC”
  • 55 elements or attribute-value pairs – “qualified DC”
  • Elements may be displayed in any order
  • Extensible 
  • International in scope


  • Annotations are used in the definition of WSMO elements (reuse of Dublin Core metadata elements)
  • Each WSMO element has an attached set of annotations

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