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First Contact with the Contents of the USB Stick

  • Yannis Tzitzikas
  • Yannis Marketakis
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Abstract

This chapter describes the pattern “Metadata for digital files and file systems”. The episode describes the first exposure of Robert to the contents of the USB stick. The technical sections discuss file systems, file signatures and filename extensions, metadata in general, and processes for extracting (and possibly transforming and/or enriching) the metadata that are embedded in files.

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannis Tzitzikas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yannis Marketakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of CreteVassilika VoutonGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceFoundation for Research and Technology – HellasVassilika VoutonGreece

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