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CONCEPT SCHEME

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

Context:
Within SDMX, a concept scheme is a maintained list of concepts that are used in key family and metadata structure definitions. There can be many such concept schemes. A core representation of the concept can be specified (e.g. a code list, or other representation such as date).

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

Cross References:
Characteristic
Object

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, December 16, 2005

Last updated on Friday, December 16, 2005