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Data about data. In common usage as a generic term, metadata stores data about the structure, context and meaning of raw data, and computers use it to help organize and interpret data, turning it into meaningful information. The WorldWide Web has driven usage of metadata to new levels, as the tags used in HTML and XML are a form of metadata, although the meaning they convey is often limited because the metadata means different things to different people.

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