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CROSS-DOMAIN CONCEPTS

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Definition:
List of standard concepts covering structural and reference metadata, which should be used wherever possible to enhance possibilities of the exchange of data and metadata between organisations.

Context:
Within SDMX, cross-domain concepts are envisaged to cover various aspects of the statistical data, including data quality. When exchanging statistics, institutions can select from a standard set of content-oriented concepts.

The list of common concepts and their definitions reflects good practices and can be the basis for mapping between internal systems when data and metadata are exchanged or shared between and among institutions.

Examples of cross-domain concepts are: data source used, periodicity, population coverage and seasonal adjustments.

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

Cross References:
Data structure definition
Reference metadata
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)
Structural metadata

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, December 16, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, March 08, 2006