Definition: Statistical metainformation system, SMS

Statistical concept

System which uses and produces statistical metadata and which fulfills its tasks by means of functions like "statistical metadata collection", "statistical metadata processing", "statistical metadata storage" and "statistical metadata dissemination".
Source:
United Nations Statistical Commission and Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Guidelines for the Modeling of Statistical Data and Metadata", Conference of European Statisticians, Methodological material, United Nations, Geneva,
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