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Guide on Data Entity (Naming Conventions)



J J. Newton
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-149
Report Number


Newton, J. (1987), Guide on Data Entity (Naming Conventions), Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed October 2, 2023)
Created October 1, 1987, Updated February 19, 2017