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MARKUP LANGUAGE
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    A formal way of annotating a document or collection of digital data using embedded encoding tags to indicate the structure of the document or datafile and the contents of its data elements. This markup also provides a computer with information about how to process and display marked-up documents. HTML, XML, and SGML are examples of standardized markup languages.


    Example:


    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute


  2. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    A set of labels that are embedded within text to distinguish individual elements or groups of elements for display or identification purposes. The labels are typically known as "tags."


    Example:


    Source:
    Your Dictionary


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See also

EXTENSIBLE HYPERTEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE (XHTML)
EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (XML)
HYPERTEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE (HTML)