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CATEGORY SCHEME

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Definition:
The descriptive information for an arrangement or division of categories into groups based on characteristics, which the objects have in common.

Context:
The category scheme is an artefact for organising categories which themselves link to dataflow definition or metadataflow definition.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Category
Characteristic

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, December 16, 2005

Last updated on Friday, December 16, 2005