Glossary

Definition: “A representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts.”

—ISO 11179, The Metadata Registry Standard

Accessibility Data Quality Accessibility data quality is understood as the extent to which data is available to or obtainable by data consumers. Dimensions include accessibility, access security (from the Wang & Strong framework, 1996).

Accuracy Accuracy is the quality or state of being correct or precise; accurate information is correct in all details (NOAD). When used as a dimension of data quality, accuracy can be measured against the real-world objects it represents or against a surrogate—an acknowledged, authorized source—that serves as a standard (English, 1999). ...

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