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DATA MODEL

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Definition:
A data model is a graphical and/or lexical representation of data, specifying their properties, structure and inter-relationships.

Context:
The UN defines a data model as a user's conceptual design of a data set that describes the database entities and their relations to one another (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, "Handbook on Geographic Information Systems and Digital Mapping", Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 79, Annex VI - Glossary, New York, 2000).

Source Publication:
ISO/IEC FDIS 11179-1 "Information technology - Metadata registries - Part 1: Framework", March 2004.

Cross References:
Metamodel

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, December 16, 2005