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ready FAIR Metrics - Machine-readability of metadata

Abbreviation: FM-F2

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FM-F2 measures the availability of machine-readable metadata that describes a digital resource. This metric does not attempt to measure (or even define) "Richness" - this will be defined in a future Metric. This metric is intended to test the format of the metadata - machine readability of metadata makes it possible to optimize discovery. For instance, Web search engines suggest the use of particular structured metadata elements to optimize search. Thus, the machine-readability aspect can help people and machines find a digital resource of interest. To conform to this metric, a URL to a document that contains machine-readable metadata for the digital resource must be provided. Furthermore, the file format must be specified. This metric applies to part F2 of the FAIR Principles.

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Record updated: Jan. 22, 2019, 9:20 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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A design framework and exemplar metrics for FAIRness

Mark D Wilkinson, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Erik Schultes, Peter Doorn, Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, Michel Dumontier
bioRxiv (preprint) 2017

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