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Labelling refers to

the visible mark attached to a specific film, broadcasted, on DVD, delivered online etc. There are numerous labelling schemes in use with the type of information they give and the method varying between different media platforms and countries. In broadcasting, for instance, films are often labelled by means of a visual symbol and/or in combination with a tonal signal.[1]

Data files Edit

Labelling is to provide information about data that are contained in a file. Labelling provides data about data (metadata). The function of labelling is to help the user to identify the content and enable him to decide whether or not he wishes to go further and open the file and access the content.

== Overview (Data files)

In a labelling system, key issues are the relevance and the significance of information provided in the label. It is important to bear in mind that regardless of the information in the label, it is ultimately the user who decided whether ot not to trust the veracity of the information provided in the label or to choose to ignore it. The filtering process can be based on evaluation of details included in the label attached to the file.

References Edit

  1. Background Report on Cross Media Rating and Classification and Age Verification Solutions, at 4.

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