component description [English]

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n. ~ PaaST (ComponentDescription) · A part of a binary encoding that associates a digital component with an intellectual entity, describing how the component is used in the binary encoding to instantiate the intellectual entity the encoding represents.


  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 15): A DigitalComponent is associated with a specific BinaryEncoding by means of a ComponentDescription. A ComponentDescription describes a DigitalComponent that is necessary to instantiate the IntellectualEntity represented by a BinaryEncoding. . . . A ComponentDescription relates one BinaryEncoding to one DigitalComponent. Furthermore, the attributes of a ComponentDescription indicate how the DigitalComponent is used to instantiate the IntellectualEntity. (†2502)
  • PaaST (1.0) 2017 (†860 p. 27): A BinaryEncoding contains a ComponentDescription for each DigitalComponent needed to instantiate the PreservationTarget it represents. (†2503)