Definition: Error localization

UN - Data editing terminology

The (automatic) identification of the fields to impute in an edit-failing record. In most cases, an optimization algorithm is used to determine the minimal set of fields to impute so that the final (corrected) record will not fail edits.
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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