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ENCODING SCHEME
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    An encoding scheme provides contextual information or parsing rules that aid in the interpretation of a term value. Such contextual information may take the form of controlled vocabularies, formal notations, or parsing rules. If an encoding scheme is not understood by a client or agent, the value may still be useful to a human reader. There are two types of encoding schemes: Vocabulary Encoding Schemes and Syntax Encoding Schemes


    Example:


    Source:
    Dublin Core Metadata Initiative


  2. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    Controlled list of all the acceptable values in natural language and/or as a syntax-encoded text string designed for machine processing. Includes rules/formats for entering data such as dates, names of people, etc.


    Example:


    Source:
    ISO 23081.1 s3 Terms and Definitions


    URL:

See also

DATA FORMAT / TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE STANDARD
METADATA ENCODING TRANSMISSION SCHEMA (METS)
METADATA SCHEMA
RDF SCHEMA
SYNTAX ENCODING SCHEME
VOCABULARY ENCODING SCHEME
XML SCHEMA