This document is Cycom's illustrated gloss on a 1996 Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 12616.2. Readers are encouraged to buy the latest standard, (dated 2002, which includes an excellent annex giving example usage of data categories), direct from http://www.iso.ch/.
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