data descriptor

data descriptor

[′dad·ə di′skrip·tər]
(computer science)
A pointer indicating the memory location of a data item.
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A separate data descriptor entry application meets the needs of large state and national agencies for separate entry of textual and image information.
An explicit data descriptor model giving developers an easier and faster way of accessing data structures and making the data available to the user.
Today, building an integrated multivendor-based digital facility is very difficult due to the numerous networking architectures, interfaces, formats and data descriptors.
Today's automation systems and smart devices produce tremendous amounts of data, however, this data can be very hard to organize and use across different applications because it is stored in many different formats; has inconsistent naming conventions and very limited data descriptors.
Data Descriptors will be a combination of traditional scientific publication content and structured information curated in-house, and are designed to maximize reuse and enable searching, linking and data mining.
Better visibility into non-processable files: By analyzing new Exception Analytics Reports that detail non-processable files by custodian, data type and other data descriptors, clients are able to better understand their data and make faster, more informed decisions prior to performing more collections, processing and review.