Definitions Edit

A digital entity is

[a]n entity represented as, or converted to, a machine-independent data structure consisting of one or more elements in digital form that can be parsed by different information systems; and the essential fixed attribute of a digital entity is its associated unique persistent identifier, which can be resolved to current state information about the digital entity, including its location(s), access controls, and validation, by submitting a resolution request to the resolution system.[1]

A digital entity is "[a]ny computational or data element of an IT-based system."[2]

References Edit

  1. Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems, at 9.
  2. Smartex: IoT Glossary of Terms and Standards (full-text).

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