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SYNTHETIC DATA

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Definition:
An approach to confidentiality where instead of disseminating real data, synthetic data that have been generated from one or more population models are released.

Source Publication:
Statistics Netherlands, Statistics Canada, Germany FSO, University of Manchester, 2005, Glossary of Statistical Disclosure Control, incorporated in paper presented at Joint UNECE/Eurostat work session on statistical data confidentiality, Geneva, 9-11 October 2005.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, November 22, 2005