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A system and method of the present invention allow users to access, manage, and edit information about content data, often referred to as metadata. Metadata is collected from various sources, added, and maintained in a metadata database. In addition, metadata is dynamically read from the metadata database and dynamically displayed in a graphical user interface in an organized manner, such as a hierarchical tree. In the graphical user interface, a user may add, delete, and/or modify the metadata. As the user changes the metadata, the metadata database is updated and the user's changes are propagated throughout the graphical user interface such that the hierarchical tree is displays the changed metadata.

Title
System and method of managing metadata data
Application Number
9/549986
Publication Number
6760721 (B1)
Application Date
April 14, 2000
Publication Date
July 6, 2004
Inventor
Christopher N Wyman
Seattle
WA, US
Jeffrey M Chasen
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C
US
Agent
Steven C Stewart
US
Assignee
RealNetworks
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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