Concept help - Data Element Concept
A data element concept represents the union of an Object Class and a Property. Examples of data element concepts include concepts such as, Person — date of birth, Person — country of birth, and Person — religious affiliation.
A data element concept is solely a conceptual description and does not include values for measurement or collection. Values are described by a Value Domain, which in combination with the data element concept forms a Data Element.
A Conceptual Domain may also be associated with a data element concept, thereby providing meaning to the values associated with the concept. A one-to-many relationship may be formed between a data element concept and suitable conceptual domains.
ISO/IEC 11179-3 Section 126.96.36.199.
Data_Element_Concept is a class each instance of which models a data element concept (3.2.29). A data element concept is a specification of a concept (3.2.18) independent of any particular representation. A data element concept can be represented in the form of a Data Element (3.2.28).
A Data_Element_Concept may have a data_element_concept_object_class association (188.8.131.52) with zero or one Object_Class (184.108.40.206) and a data_element_concept_property association (220.127.116.11) with zero or one Property (18.104.22.168).
The combination of a Property (3.2.100) and an Object Class (3.2.88) provides significance beyond either that of the property or the object class. A Data_Element_Concept thus has a Definition (22.214.171.124) independent of the Definition of the Object_Class or the Property.
Every Data_Element_Concept must have exactly one data_element_concept_domain association (126.96.36.199) with a Conceptual_Domain (188.8.131.52), where the Data_Element_Concept supplies a usage for the associated Conceptual_Domain.
Example: An association between the Data_Element_Concept "Person Country of Residence" and the Conceptual_Domain "Country".
Fields available on this metadata type
|The primary name used for human identification purposes.
|Representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts. (3.2.39)
|Is Not Federable
|Unique version identifier of this metadata item.
|Significant documents that contributed to the development of the metadata item which were not the direct source for the metadata content.
|The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (184.108.40.206.3.5)
|Descriptive comments about the metadata item (220.127.116.11.3.4)
|The date after which the item has been soft deleted and is no longer visible in the registry
|references an Object_Class that is part of the specification of the Data_Element_Concept
|references a Property that is part of the specification of the Data_Element_Concept
|references a Conceptual_Domain that is part of the specification of the Data_Element_Concept
Concept that is an association of a Property with an Object Class ISO/IEC 11179 - Clause 3.2.29