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Title: The data dictionary: A view into the CTBT knowledge base

Abstract

The data dictionary for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) knowledge base provides a comprehensive, current catalog of the projected contents of the knowledge base. It is written from a data definition view of the knowledge base and therefore organizes information in a fashion that allows logical storage within the computer. The data dictionary introduces two organization categories of data: the datatype, which is a broad, high-level category of data, and the dataset, which is a specific instance of a datatype. The knowledge base, and thus the data dictionary, consist of a fixed, relatively small number of datatypes, but new datasets are expected to be added on a regular basis. The data dictionary is a tangible result of the design effort for the knowledge base and is intended to be used by anyone who accesses the knowledge base for any purpose, such as populating the knowledge base with data, or accessing the data for use with automatic data processing (ADP) routines, or browsing through the data for verification purposes. For these two reasons, it is important to discuss the development of the data dictionary as well as to describe its contents to better understand its usefulness; that is the purposemore » of this paper.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
513546
Report Number(s):
SAND-97-1693C; CONF-970967-4
ON: DE97007160; TRN: 97:004840
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Research symposium on monitoring a comprehensive test ban treaty, Orlando, FL (United States), 23-25 Sep 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 35 ARMS CONTROL; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; MONITORING; KNOWLEDGE BASE; TREATIES; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Shepherd, E.R., Keyser, R.G., and Armstrong, H.M. The data dictionary: A view into the CTBT knowledge base. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Shepherd, E.R., Keyser, R.G., & Armstrong, H.M. The data dictionary: A view into the CTBT knowledge base. United States.
Shepherd, E.R., Keyser, R.G., and Armstrong, H.M. Fri . "The data dictionary: A view into the CTBT knowledge base". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/513546.
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abstractNote = {The data dictionary for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) knowledge base provides a comprehensive, current catalog of the projected contents of the knowledge base. It is written from a data definition view of the knowledge base and therefore organizes information in a fashion that allows logical storage within the computer. The data dictionary introduces two organization categories of data: the datatype, which is a broad, high-level category of data, and the dataset, which is a specific instance of a datatype. The knowledge base, and thus the data dictionary, consist of a fixed, relatively small number of datatypes, but new datasets are expected to be added on a regular basis. The data dictionary is a tangible result of the design effort for the knowledge base and is intended to be used by anyone who accesses the knowledge base for any purpose, such as populating the knowledge base with data, or accessing the data for use with automatic data processing (ADP) routines, or browsing through the data for verification purposes. For these two reasons, it is important to discuss the development of the data dictionary as well as to describe its contents to better understand its usefulness; that is the purpose of this paper.},
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year = {Fri Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1997},
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