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.
Source:
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
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