European data dictionary launches via software tool
03 October 2023
Define, the software solution managed by the construction industry and developed by Cobuilder, is launching a European data dictionary.
The European Data Dictionary is said to facilitate the adoption of a common digital language based on industry standards.
Lars Fredenlund, CEO of Cobuilder, the Norwegian software provider responsible for Define, states, “One of the primary objectives of the European Data Dictionary is to unify a diverse yet closely interconnected market.
“A dedicated workgroup within Define is actively participating in the consensus-based governance of the European Data Dictionary, with more experts expected to join and contribute their knowledge and expertise to strengthen its foundation.”
The adoption of a common European Data Dictionary, based on CEN-CENELEC standards, eliminates the need for each country to develop a new data dictionary from scratch. It ensures uniform data structures, irrespective of the different approaches, philosophies, and technologies pursued by individual countries.
With the European Data Dictionary in place, it serves as the central repository for all common European definitions, which are then shared with individual countries’ national data dictionaries.
The European Data Dictionary will not only include new data templates but also provide access to updated classification schemas, data sources, and Level of Information Need use cases over time.
The European Data Dictionary can be accessed on definehub.com, where industry stakeholders can find more information about Define and data dictionaries.