retained inherent data

The retained inherent data includes the structural description of the document, such as what headings are used. This is in order to retain the interactions the author had available for interacting with the main text (folding into Table of Contents etc.) and interacting with paratexts (Glossaries, Endnotes and References). Without Visual-Meta, this is mainly lost on publishing.

citation / descriptive metadata

The only user-added metadata in Visual-meta is the descriptive metadata of the author’s name and the title of the document in the Export Dialog–everything else is appended automatically.

further metadata

Dublin Core and other metadata can be added natively, same as the default BibTeX style citation metadata, such as this:

Creator: Diane Hillmann
Date Issued: 2001-04-12
Date Created: 1999-11-14
Identifier: http://dublincore.orgusageguide/2001-04-12/generic/
Is Replaced By: Not applicable
Is Part Of:
Status of Document: This is a DCMI Working Draft.

& more

Administrative metadata, semantic markup metadata and any other metadata can also be accommodated.

Visual-Meta is Extensible for Computational Text, Rights Management and Provenance. Visual-Meta is Not A New Standard (it is BibTeX in a novel use, supported by JSON when that is useful), it builds seamlessly on the legacy PDF format by simply adding plain text metadata in an appendix, and basic Visual-Meta Is Quick & Easy To Add To Legacy Documents.

As more Visual-Meta is used, the openness and connectedness will increase, paving the way towards 5 star open data.