Concept help - Conceptual Domain
A conceptual domain may be associated with either a data element concept or a value domain. A conceptual domain is not a mandatory association, and there may be a one-to-many relationship between a data element concept and a conceptual domain, or a value domain and a conceptual domain.
Countries of the world can be expressed as a conceptual domain. The concept of countries can be measured by both enumerated and non-enumerated value domains. An enumerated value domain may reference the Australian Standard Classification of Countries (2011) and provide a four digit code (i.e. NNNN). A non-enumerated value domain may still reference the same classification, but collect country names using a textual field instead (i.e Text X[X(99)]. Both the enumerated and non-enumerated value domains could be associated with the conceptual domain for countries. The conceptual domain might also be associated with several data element concepts which incorporate country as a central theme, such as Person —country of birth, Person — country of residence, or Person — country of citizenship.
<cite> ISO/IEC 11179-3 Section 188.8.131.52</cite>
Conceptual_Domain is a class, each instance of which models a conceptual domain (3.2.21), a set of value meanings (3.2.141) which may either be enumerated or expressed via a description. Conceptual_Domain is an abstract class, which has two possible subclasses: Enumerated_Conceptual_Domain (184.108.40.206) and Described Conceptual_Domain (220.127.116.11). Every Conceptual_Domain instance must be either an Enumerated_Conceptual_Domain or a Described Conceptual_Domain or a combination of the two.
Fields available on this metadata type
|Name||The primary name used for human identification purposes.|
|Definition||Representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts. (3.2.39)|
|Version||Unique version identifier of this metadata item.|
|References||Significant documents that contributed to the development of the metadata item which were not the direct source for the metadata content.|
|Origin||The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (18.104.22.168.3.5)|
|Comments||Descriptive comments about the metadata item (22.214.171.124.3.4)|
|Deleted||The date after which the item has been soft deleted and is no longer visible in the registry|
|Description||Description or specification of a rule, reference, or range for a set of all value meanings for a Conceptual Domain|
A concept that expresses its description or valid instance meanings ISO/IEC 11179 - Clause 3.2.21