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Self describing data (Dsbbs)

Definition
Data that are accessed by name rather than the traditional position method. They contain the information that tools need to manipulate various types of data correctly. (Source: Team: adapted from www.aps.anl.gov/asd/oag/manuals/SDDStoolkit/node1.html)
Broader Term
Data communications (Dsbb)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Electronic data interchange (Dsbbe)
Electronic mail (Dsbbm)
Image transmission (Dsbbp)
Transborder data flow (Dsbbt)