Contents 
Summary 
1 Introduction 

1.1 Background 
1.2 Context and scope 
1.3 Classification and related concepts 
1.4 Other terminologies 
1.5 Implementation 
1.6 Layout of the GSIM Statistical Classification Model 
1.7 References 

2 Object types 
3 Object graph 
4 Object types and attributes 

4.1 Classification Family 
4.2 Classification Series 
4.3 Statistical Classification 
4.4 Level 
4.5 Correspondence Table 
4.6 Classification Index 
4.7 Classification Item 
4.8 Map 
4.9 Classification index entry 

Appendix 1: Worked example of the GSIM Statistical Classification Model 
Appendix 2: Checklist of possible content for the Introduction to a Statistical Classification 
Appendix 3: A typology of Classification Item changes

 

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Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM): 
Statistical Classifications Model


(Version 1.1, December 2013)




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This document defines the key concepts that are relevant to structuring statistical classification metadata, and provides the conceptual framework for the development of a statistical classification management system. It is aimed at classification experts. 

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