Mining vs Metadata - What's the difference?

mining | metadata |


As nouns the difference between mining and metadata

is that mining is (senseid) 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

is .

mining

English

Noun

  • (senseid) The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.
  • gold mining
  • (figuratively) Any activity that extracts or undermines.
  • His extensive mining for apparently statistically significant results made any of his results questionable.
  • * (Jonathan Swift)
  • 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.
  • (military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode
  • Derived terms

    * defensive mining * offensive mining * open-pit mining * strip-mining * surface mining

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * data mining

    metadata

    Noun

    (-)
  • 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.

    See also

    * tag ----