Just received an email about a new site, www.describethis.com
, described as
a service designed for the automatic extraction of metadata from online resources. You can indicate the resource to analyze and how to download the results as XML, XHTML or RDF files.
In the current version (1.0 BETA), the site's engine is able to find the resources to process using keywords, full URLs or more complex queries with operators, like "ISBN", used to collect the bibliographic data for published documents. So it can work as a metasearch engine using other search engines to locate the best sites where the resource can be found. The results returned back contain the automatically generated Dublin Core elements for the requested resource and can be downloaded as RDF, XML or XHTML.
Well worth a look and a play for anyone iterested in metadata.