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Name and version: Neuchâtel Terminology Model for classifications (version 2.1) and variables (version 1.0)

Alternative name: Neuchâtel Model for classifications and variables 

Valid: From 2004


In 2004, the Neuchâtel Group issued version 2.1 of the Neuchâtel Terminology Model Classification database object types and their attributes. The main purpose of the work was to arrive at a common language and a common perception of the structure of classifications and the links between them. In 2006 the model was extended with variables and related concepts. The discussion includes concepts like object types, statistical unit types, statistical characteristics, value domains, populations etc. The two models together claim to provide a more comprehensive description of the structure of statistical information embodied in data items.

Intended use:

For setting up metadata models and frameworks inside statistical offices several models are used as a source or starting point. The Neuchâtel model is one of those models.

Maintenance organization:

None, the group does not exist anymore.

ISO Standard Number: Not applicable




Relationships to other standards:   Concept Map

Language: English

Description last updated / validated: 18 December 2009

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