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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

SCHEMA
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    A set of rules for encoding information that supports specific communities of users. Also called "scheme." The plural forms of the word schema are schemas and schemata. See also XML schema.


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    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute


  2. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    In the context of metadata, a description of the data represented within a database.


    Example:


    Source:
    Marine Metadata Interoperability


  3. Context:
    Computing


    Definition:
    In computing an XML schema is the structural layout of an XML document, expressed in terms of constraints and contents of the document. Constraints are expressed using a combination of:
  4. Grammatical rules governing the order of elements
  5. Data types governing an element and content attribute
  6. Boolean predicates that the content has to satisfy
  7. Specialized rules including uniqueness and referential integrity constraints


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Source:
Techopedia


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METADATA SCHEMA