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Common Platform Enumeration (CPE): Dictionary

The Dictionary specification defines the concept of a CPE dictionary, which is a repository of CPE names and metadata, with each name identifying a single class of IT product. The Dictionary specification defines processes for using the dictionary, such as how to search for a particular CPE name or look for dictionary entries that belong to a broader product class. Also, the Dictionary specification outlines all the rules that dictionary maintainers must follow when creating new dictionary entries and updating existing entries.

CPE Dictionary Resources

CPE 2.3 Dictionary Resources (August 2011)

XML Schema Files: [what is a schema?]

CPE 2.3 Dictionary (XSD 1.0)

CPE 2.3 Dictionary Extension (XSD 1.0)



Created December 07, 2016, Updated May 13, 2024