As nouns the difference between mining and metadata
is that mining
) the activity of removing solid valuables from the earth while metadata
is data that describes other data, serving as an informative label.
As a verb mining
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(senseid) The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.
(figuratively) Any activity that extracts or undermines.
- gold mining
* (Jonathan Swift)
- His extensive mining for apparently statistically significant results made any of his results questionable.
(military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode
- the fabrick, however weak by the delicacy of its composition, would not have fallen so soon, if the foundation had not been injured by the slow minings of regret and vexation.
* defensive mining
* offensive mining
* open-pit mining
* surface mining
* data mining
Data that describes other data, serving as an informative label.
- Most websites contain metadata to tell the computer how to lay the words out on the screen.