William P. LaPlant

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A statistical metadata content standard is being developed by the Bureau of the Census. The " Survey Design and Statistical Methodology Metadata " standard is an inclusive set of statistical metadata concepts which characterizes all aspects of survey design, processing, analysis, and data sets. This standard's development is a key step in designing a(More)
This report is adapted from "Towards a Unified Data and Metadata System at the Australian Bureau of Statistics-final report", written by Bo Sundgren, dated 1991-12-02. Dr. Sundgren gave his permission to have his original document modified. The purpose of this paper is to serve as a "Straw Man" document, elicit ideas, and lead to a draft plan for developing(More)
The Bureau of the Census is developing a Statistical Metadata Content Standard to define the necessary metadata to describe all aspects of survey design, processing, analysis, and data sets. The draft standards document must be easily reviewed by subject matter experts. Our experience has shown that information displayed in the format of a standard is not(More)
The Programming Languages Research Staff of the Bureau of the Census has developed a general purpose, computer language oriented macro processor called UNIMAC for UNiversal MACro processor. It permits the creation and use of very sophisticated macro libraries. Currently in UNIMAC there are two modes of operation. In the first, the text to be processed is(More)
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