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Target Name

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A single WFN that is the target of a matching process. A matching engine compares a source WFN to a target WFN to determine whether or not there is a source-to-target match. In CPE 2.2 terms a target name is a single item in the list of known values (each N of K) and is equivalent to the N value in the CPE 2.2 Matching algorithm.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7696