Definition of the VW96 schema
List of Suggested Object Types
Suggestions for values of the
ObjectType META tag, e.g.
<META NAME="ObjectType" CONTENT="FAQ">
OCLC/NCSA Metadata Workshop Report
In order to refine a Web search, it is useful to be able to specify
a particular ObjectType drawn from a finite set of words. For example,
a search for ObjectType=Dictionary and keyword=hacker
should return only dictionaries of hacker jargon, etc. and not a (possibly
very long) list of documents that happen to contain the words "dictionary" and
"hacker", or mention a hacker's dictionary without necessarily giving its URL.
While moderated lists such as Yahoo! do an excellent
job of presenting documents in accurate categories, they cannot offer the
coverage or updating capability of robot-based search engines. Robot-based engines,
on the other hand, are notorious for generating a deluge of tangential
VW96-schema.html is a suggested initial list of Object Types.
Ideally it should not
grow beyond the size that may be displayed on one page or scrollable list. Since
object types may be qualified with regular keywords, this may be feasible.
Although the types given are English words, there is no requirement for
the selection document to be in English, or indeed the user ever to see the
raw ObjectType names.
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