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Metadata representation in XML for Internet-based electronic XML application from business to government

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5 Author(s)
Imamura, M. ; Mitsubishi Electr. Corp., Kanagawa, Japan ; Nagahama, R. ; Suzuki, K. ; Watabe, A.
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In government-to-business Internet applications, as in business-to-business Internet commerce, XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is attracting attention as a format for encoding information and services with meaningful structure and semantics that computers can readily understand. We propose a model for representing metadata about a set of application documents in a resource description framework (RDF). We then introduce the Document Rules Description Language (DRDL) in order to describe the document rules of metadata. We also propose a DRDL processor, which validates whether or not a set of application documents satisfies the document rules. We have used a DRDL processor to support applicants when applying for an export license from the government in JETRAS (Japan Electronic Open Network Trade Control System). The effects of a DRDL processor are as follows: (i) improvement of development efficiency by unified management of document rules for XML processing software; (ii) support of applicants making electronic application documents by document content validation of a set of application documents

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Parallel and Distributed Systems: Workshops, Seventh International Conference on, 2000

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Oct 2000