The process of manually entering metadata to describe an LO is a time-consuming process. It generally requires the metadata administrator/author to be intimately familiar with the LO content. A semi-automated process which extracts information from the LO can alleviate the difficulties associated with this time-consuming process. LOMGen aims at automating the metadata extraction process with minimal user intervention.
LOMGen works with LOs constituted as HTML files. LOMGen uses the Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) to generate keywords and keyphrases from an LO. The use of FOLDOC currently restricts LOMGen applicability to LOs in the domain of Computing.