Publication details

Quality of Data, Information and Indicators in Environmental Systems

Authors

HŘEBÍČEK Jiří HEJČ Michal

Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference MABE'08: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH WSEAS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Field Informatics
Keywords Data and information quality; Quality characteristics; Environmental systems; Quality standardisation
Description Imprecision of data and their inquality are important characteristic features of Environmental Systems monitoring and investigation. When making evaluations, conclusions and the decisions from collected environmental data, processed information and developed indicators one has to be very careful not to make fatal decision mistake. The important task of computing indicators is to deal with the inquality data and using appropriate Data Quality models and methodologies to reduce the risk of mistake. The paper presents general Data Quality model for computer systems processing environmental data, information and indicators to support organizations that acquire, manipulate and use data with the necessary quality characteristics to achieve their objectives. These characteristics are described for any computer system application (e-Environment, e-Government) and each characteristic may vary in importance depending on specific requirements of the applications of the computer system. It is taken into account all environmental data types, assigned data values and relationships between data in the paper. The case study of the assessment of quality of regional waste management data, information and indicators is presented.
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