ANSI - INCITS/ISO/IEC 11179-1
Information technology - Specification and standardization of data elements - Part 1: Framework for the specification and standardization of data elements
|Publication Date:||1 January 2004|
ISO/IEC 11179 specifies basic aspects of data element composition, including metadata. It applies to formulation of data element representations and meaning as shared among people and machines; it does not apply to the physical representation of data as bits and bytes at the machine level.
This part of ISO/IEC 11179 provides the context for associating the individual parts and is the foundation for a conceptual understanding of data elements.