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.
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)|
|Origin||The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (220.127.116.11.3.5)|
|Comments||Descriptive comments about the metadata item (18.104.22.168.3.4)|
|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