metadata extraction for text files
Need data set parser module integrated as a new componenet of dmanclient. This
parser would take an ASCII data file as input and parse it to determine its
structure, and then output an XML document (initially compatible with eml-file
and eml-variable) that would be openened in the metadata editor for review and
revision by the scientist.
#4 Updated by Matt Jones about 19 years ago
Need to improve the UI for the Text Import wizard so that it is more obvious to
users how to add a data file. possibly use a radio button to indicate whether or
not to parse the file and extract metadata, and whether or not to include the
data file itself in the package.
If the user chooses to parse the file, the next screens in the wizard shuold
already know which file to parse for md extraction.
#5 Updated by Matt Jones almost 19 years ago
It follows from my last comments that, because the wizard knows which file is
being extracted, there is no need for the menus and buttons in the current
interface. Also, as one is proceeding through the wizard, we currently 'detect'
that the entity and attribute metadata has been extracted and so need not be
hand entered -- instead, we should just skip those wizard screens.