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Term    (2X0E)

Schema    (2X0F)

Origin/Source for Inclusion of the Term    (2X0G)

Data Reference Model http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DataReferenceModel_09_2004/TheGlossary_DRM_VolIv1    (2X0H)

OMB Context Definition    (2X0I)

Reference/URL OMB Context Definition    (2X0J)

Business Definition    (2X0K)

A general description of a data set that shows the types of data included and their relationships.    (2X0L)

Reviewer Comment: A general description or graphical model to represent a set of data types and their relationships.    (2X0M)

Reference/URL for Business Definition    (2X0N)

William S. Davis and David C. Yen, The Information System Consultant's Handbook (New York: CRC Press, 1999), 356.    (2X0O)

Reviewer Comment: While this is a respected source, as this is definition is for "business people" recommend some liberties to improve clarity should be taken to address this audience. I don't believe "data set" has much context and as the technical definition suggests there is a graphical aspect... I propose an adaptation of the definition for consideration.    (2X0P)

Technical Definition    (2X0Q)

The structure of a database system, described in a formal language supported by the database management system (DBMS). In a relational database, the schema defines the tables, the fields in each table, and the relationships between fields and tables. Schemas are generally stored in a data dictionary. Although a schema is defined in text database language, the term is often used to refer to a graphical depiction of the database structure.    (2X0R)

Reference/URL Technical Definition    (2X0S)

Webopedia, Schema, http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/schema.html; Internet; accessed 17 June 2005.    (2X0T)

Context Definition 1    (2X0U)

The structure of a data set, database, information exchange package, etc.    (2X0V)

Reference/URL Context Definition 1    (2X0W)

Data Reference Model http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DataReferenceModel_09_2004/TheGlossary_DRM_VolIv1    (2X0X)

Context Definition 2    (2X0Y)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 2    (2X0Z)

Context Definition 3    (2X10)

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