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The description of statistical tables: a problem in data documentation.

dc.contributor.authorSoergel, Dagobert
dc.contributor.authorFurmaniak, Karl
dc.identifier.citationSorgel, Dagobert; Furmaniak, Karl. The description of statistical tables: a problem in data documentation. American Society for Information Science. Proceedings. 1970; 7: 331-336.en
dc.description.abstractReference to and direct storage of primary data is of growing importance. This explains the interest in the description of statistical tables. The brute-force approach to give each stratifier (that is, the list of all row captions or the list of all column captions) in full has its economical limits. A method is described which makes the description of a large number of large tables economically feasible. The basic idea is to replace the full listing of a stratifier (e.g. US counties) by a reference to a "prefabricated" stratifier available in a classification scheme (e.g. US geographical division) taking into account the hierarchical structure of such a scheme. Modification of prefabricated stratifiers is also possible in order to adapt to small variations occurring in actual tables. The method has also applications in thesaurus building.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican Society for Information Science.en
dc.titleThe description of statistical tables: a problem in data documentation.en
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dc.relation.isAvailableAtInformation Studiesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_us

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