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 18.104.22.168.
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 (22.214.171.124) with zero or one Object_Class (126.96.36.199) and a data_element_concept_property association (188.8.131.52) with zero or one Property (184.108.40.206).
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 (220.127.116.11) independent of the Definition of the Object_Class or the Property.
Every Data_Element_Concept must have exactly one data_element_concept_domain association (18.104.22.168) with a Conceptual_Domain (22.214.171.124), 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
|Name||The primary name used for human identification purposes.|
|Definition||Representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts. (3.2.39)|
|Version||Unique version identifier of this metadata item.|
|References||Significant documents that contributed to the development of the metadata item which were not the direct source for the metadata content.|
|Origin||The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (126.96.36.199.3.5)|
|Comments||Descriptive comments about the metadata item (188.8.131.52.3.4)|
|Deleted||The date after which the item has been soft deleted and is no longer visible in the registry|
|Object Class||references an Object_Class that is part of the specification of the Data_Element_Concept|
|Property||references a Property that is part of the specification of the Data_Element_Concept|
|Conceptual Domain||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