Concept

Package: 
Is Abstract: 
no
Is Pattern: 
no
Definition: 

Unit of thought differentiated by characteristics [GSIM 1.1]

Explanatory Notes: 

Many DDI4 classes are subtypes of the Concept class including Category, Universe, UnitType, ConceptualVariable. This class realizes the pattern class Signified and as such a Concept can be denoted by a Sign.

Example: 
Poverty, Income, Household relationship, Family, Gender, Business Establishment, Satisfaction, etc.
Property: 
NameCardinalityDatatypeDescription
name
0..n
A linguistic signifier. Human understandable name (word, phrase, or mnemonic) that reflects the ISO/IEC 11179-5 naming principles. If more than one name is provided provide a context to differentiate usage.
definition
0..1
Natural language statement conveying the meaning of a concept, differentiating it from other concepts. Supports the use of multiple languages and structured text.
displayLabel
0..n
A structured display label providing a fully human readable display for the identification of the object. Supports the use of multiple languages and structured text.
Relationship: 
NameTarget ObjectDescriptionSource cardinalityTarget cardinalityRelationship type
realizes
A concept can play the role of a signified when there is a designation that denotes it.
0..n
1..1
Neither

Stage:

DDI 3.2: 
c:ConceptType
Is extendable: 
GSIM: 
Concept
Is property: 
0
RDF Mapping: 
LabelTypeURI
Concept
skos:closeMatch
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Concept