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Identifier is a sequence of characters, capable of uniquely identifying that with which it is associated, within a specified context.

A name should not be used as an identifier because it is not linguistically neutral.

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

Cross References:
Country identifier
Data identifier
Data provider series key
ISO / IEC 11179
Organisation identifier

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, January 3, 2006