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[ontolog-forum] 1/30/2004: Questions on Element Description

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From: "Monica J. Martin" <Monica.Martin@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:51:04 -0700
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In yesterday's call, there were some questions regarding the description 
of an element. Here is what has been extracted from the draft working CC 
users guide (draft found at: http://www.untmg.org/doc_ccwg.html). There 
may be a later working reference but I have not seen a definitive post 
either to the CCSD list or general TMG. Thanks. Note, this is only a 
draft working document.    (01)

*.from Section 4.1*    (02)

The description represents the semantically unique business meaning of 
the core component in a complete and unambiguous way. The sentences in 
the description must be clear and concise.    (03)

Furthermore, the description should:    (04)

a) be unique (within any data dictionary in which it appears)    (05)

b) be stated in the singular    (06)

c) state what the concept is, not only what it is not    (07)

d) be stated as a descriptive phrase or sentence(s)    (08)

e) contain only commonly understood abbreviations    (09)

f) be expressed without embedding definitions of other data elements or 
underlying concepts    (010)

These rules were taken from ISO 11179-4 (Rules and guidelines for the 
formulation of data definitions).    (011)

The dictionary entry name is derived from the description. This means 
that the expressions of a dictionary entry name must be included in the 
description. Any abbreviations or acronyms used in the dictionary entry 
name must be described in the description.........    (012)


      ......4.7 Naming Rules for Core Components and Business
      Information Entities    (013)


      4.7.1 Introduction    (014)

The names for Core Components and Business Information Entities should 
adhere to a set of rules. The dictionary entry name is derived from the 
description of the Core Component or Business Information Entity.    (015)

The dictionary entry name is unique. The dictionary entry name must be 
in English, preferably using the spelling in the Oxford English 
Dictionary. The dictionary entry names must be clear and concise, and 
not contain any sequences of redundant words.    (016)

The individual names of the dictionary entry names must be singular, 
except when the concept is specifically intended for plurals. The names 
of the dictionary entry names should consist of letters only. The words 
in the names can be verbs, nouns, or adjectives. Abbreviations and 
acronyms in the dictionary entry name can be used, however they must be 
explained in the description.    (017)



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