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 ===About JHOVE2===
 
-JHOVE2 is an open source next-generation application and framework for format-aware characterization of digital objects. See our [[JHOVE2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)|FAQ]] for more information. 
+JHOVE2 is open source software for format-aware characterization of digital objects. JHOVE2 analyzes digital objects with these questions:
+* what is it? (Identification)
+* What about it? (Feature extraction)
+* What is it, really? (Validation)
+* So what? (Assessment)
+See our [[JHOVE2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)|FAQ]] for more information. 
 
 
 The original [[http://hul.harvard.edu/jhove/|JHOVE]] characterization framework is widely used by international digital library programs and preservation repositories. During the course of its extensive use over the past four years, however, a number of limitations imposed by idiosyncrasies of design and implementation have been identified. With funding from the [[http://www.loc.gov/|Library of Congress]] under its National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program ([[http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/|NDIIPP]]), the [[http://www.cdlib.org/|California Digital Library]], [[http://www.portico.org/|Portico]], and [[http://library.stanford.edu/depts/dlss/index.htm|Stanford University]] are collaborating on a two year project to develop and deploy a next-generation architecture providing enhanced performance, streamlined APIs, and significant new features. The JHOVE2 project generalizes the concept of format characterization to include identification, validation, feature extraction, and policy-based assessment. The target of this characterization is not a simple digital file, but a (potentially) complex digital object that may be instantiated in multiple files.