Definition: Editing procedure
UN - Data editing terminology
The process of detecting and handling errors in data. It usually includes three phases:
- the definition of a consistent system of requirements,
- their verification on given data, and
- elimination or substitution of data which is in contradiction with the defined requirements.
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), The Knowledge Base on Statistical Data Editing, Online glossary developed by the UNECE Data Editing Group, 2000