Data that describes other data
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What is Metadata?
John Spacey, updated on March 25, 2017
Metadata is data that describes other data. This can include both information about data structures and individual records or files. In some cases, metadata is embedded in a file itself. For example, a digital photograph may include information about camera settings, copyright, scene, location and time. In other cases, metadata is contained in an external repository such as the information that search engines collect by using robots to discover and crawl web content.
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