Living in this current age make us get into a lot of information. All of the information came from many angles either through web browsing, incoming emails, documents and many more. Did you noticed that this information have it’s own characteristic which help you differenciate betweens information? The characteristic might be explicit or implicit, have it’s own data which when it properly defined will be call as Metadata. So why the metadata so important?
As a human, we can easily identify each information’s characteristic but not system or process. Each of the information’s charateristic must be properly define it’s metadata. By doing this it will assist a business process on how to handle the information.
Now there is another question, what is the differences between metadata and taxonomy? Doesn’t it same? The answer is yes and no. Yes because metadata is part of taxonomy component where you can classify the dataset for each taxonomy node. No because the metadata collection still could not for a taxonomy.