Classification Scheme

From Open Risk Manual


Classification Scheme. A system for allocating classifiers (elements in a classification scheme) to objects, similar to identifiers in some cases; such classification schemes are intended to permit the classification of arbitrary objects into hierarchies (or partial orders)

A classification scheme may be a taxonomy, a network, an ontology, or any other terminological system. The classification may also be just a list of controlled vocabulary of property words (or terms). The list might be taken from the 'leaf level' of a taxonomy.

A collection of Reference Data will typically adhere to a classification scheme to organize the identifiers into a logical structure.

See Also

  • ISO/IEC 11179-3 Information technology - Metadata registries (MDR) - Part 3: Registry metamodel and basic attributes, Third edition, 2013-02-15


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