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A metadata application profile (MAP) is a construct that provides a semantic model to publish data in the Web of Data. This semantic model is no more than a data model with the definition of proper-ties and its constraints. Each property is defined through a RDF vocabulary term, with the defini-tion of domain and range, and cardinality for each term. According to the DCMI document “In-teroperability Levels for Dublin Core Metadata”, a MAP is a construct that enhances semantic in-teroperability. This means that when a community of practice agrees to follow a MAP’s set of rules for publishing data as Linked Open Data, this makes it possible for such data published the LOD cloud to be processed automatically by software agents.

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