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Structural metadata refers to metadata that act as identifiers and descriptors of the data.

Structural metadata are needed to identify, use, and process data matrixes and data cubes, e.g. names of columns or dimensions of statistical cubes. Structural metadata must be associated with the statistical data, otherwise it becomes impossible to identify, retrieve and navigate the data.

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

Cross References:
Metadata layer
Metadata registry
Metadata system, statistical
Metadata, statistical
Reference metadata

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, August 23, 2006