This paper describes a proposed formalization of the notion of Applications
Profiles as used in the Dublin Core community. The formalization, called
Description Set Profiles, defines syntactical constraints on metadata records conforming to the DCMI Abstract Model using an XML syntax. The mapping of this formalism to syntax-specific constraint languages such as XML Schema is discussed.

Keywords: Application profile, XML, Mapping, Metadata, Dublin Core
Author: Nilsson, Mikael
Time required: P20M

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