02 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 The Importance of Time-Stamping to Relevance

Time-stamping is of interest because the temporal element of context is essential for understanding a text (to take an obvious example, when reading a paper on global geopolitics in 2006 it is essential to know whether it was written before or after 11th September, 2001). Furthermore, some information has a 'sell-by date': after a certain point it may become unreliable. Often this point isn't predictable exactly, but broad indications can be given; naturally much depends on whether the inform...
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Time-stamping is a crucial function of semantic data. Some information grows less accurate over time, while a context is desired for other data.