Provenance Metadata for Statistical Data: An Introduction to Structured Data Transformation Language (SDTL)

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Show simple item record Alter, George Donakowski, Darrell Gager, Jack Heus, Pascal Hunter, Carson Ionescu, Sanda Iverson, Jeremy Jagadish, H V Lagoze, Carl Lyle, Jared Mueller, Alexander Revheim, Sigbjørn Richardson, Matthew Risnes, Ørnulf Seelam, Karunakara Smith, Dan Smith, Tom Song, Jie Vaidya, Yashas Jaydeep Voldsater, Ole 2020-07-06T18:58:58Z 2020-07-06T18:58:58Z 2020-07-06
dc.description.abstract Structured Data Transformation Language (SDTL) provides structured, machine actionable representations of data transformation commands found in statistical analysis software. The Continuous Capture of Metadata for Statistical Data Project (C2Metadata) created SDTL as part of an automated system that captures provenance metadata from data transformation scripts and adds variable derivations to standard metadata files. SDTL also has potential for auditing scripts and for translating scripts between languages. SDTL is expressed in a set of JSON schemas, which are machine actionable and easily serialized to other formats. Statistical software languages have a number of special features that have been carried into SDTL. We explain how SDTL handles differences among statistical languages and complex operations, such as merging files and reshaping data tables from “wide” to “long”. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation grant ACI-1640575 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject metadata, data sharing, statistical analysis en_US
dc.title Provenance Metadata for Statistical Data: An Introduction to Structured Data Transformation Language (SDTL) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Statistics and Numeric Data
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationum Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Center for Political Studies en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Computer Science and Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Colectica Inc. en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Metadata Technology North America Inc. en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Norwegian Centre for Research Data en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother NORC en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0003-3823-4972 en_US
dc.description.filedescription Description of SDTL_Intro_v14.pdf : Main article Alter, George; 0000-0003-3823-4972 en_US
dc.owningcollname Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
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