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ERROR DETECTING CHARACTERS

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Definition:
Error detecting characters are codes or given set of code words whose relationship to the set of valid codes is known, such that when a transcription error occurs, the relationship is violated and the error is detected with certainty or very high probability.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms Used in Statistical Data Editing
Located on K-Base, the knowledge base on statistical data editing, UN/ECE Data Editing Group


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Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/publications/editingglossary.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Monday, March 04, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013