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Metadata is data/information that provides data/information about other data. Metadata is essentially documentation of data.

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A database of open databases?

While there are many open databases available, is there a database or the project that would contain the information of such databases? In other words, is there an open meta-database of open ...
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Metadata standards and best practices for data dictionaries for CSV files/data

We publish most of our machine-readable open data in CSV format. What are best practices and/or standards to publish data dictionaries (e.g. definitions of columns in CSV files including human-...
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Database of English words difficulty

Data request I am looking for a database that describes the "difficulty" of each English word. Difficulty of a word is not easy to define, but it is probably a mix of: Level of study needed to ...
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Bacterial infectious diseases dataset

Does anyone know of a dataset relating: bacteria (not viruses or fungi) infectiousness symptoms ...or something of the sort? I'm looking to classify infectiousness (ie. infectious/not infectious) ...
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Where can I find a taxonomy of open data sites?

I was looking for a Stack Exchange site to ask this and Open Data seems to be the one. I am to write a short note on how to find information on the internet and for that I would love to read a ...
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NEISS injury dataset - machine readable coding for characterizations

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) database offers Excel downloads (example XLSX, ~50MB) on a year by year basis. The categorization of the injuries in the Excel files is given ...
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Better global elevation data

For my online 3D earth model on guadTree algorithm I need elevation data for all land and oceans. I recently discovered SRTM 1 Arc-Second Global, but it does not have data for the oceans and the most ...
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