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Code  (CODE)

To extract information mechanically it is first necessary to code1 the information on the basic document2. This process consists of the translation of the information into numerical form by means of code numbers3. The key by which this information is translated is known as a coding scheme4. Such a scheme limits possible sub-division of the data, but in the ultimate tabulation or breakdown certain codes may be shown in combination. A combination of individual codes may be called a classification5 (cf. 130-7*) where the information is shown under certain heads6 (cf. 110-2) or headings6.

  • 1. code n. — code v. — coder n'., one who codes.