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Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map by David C. Hay

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DATA

The kinds of question we ask are as many as the kinds of things which we know. They are in fact four:

1. whether the connexion of an attribute with a thing is a fact,

2. what is the reason of the connexion,

3. whether a thing exists,

4. what is the nature of the thing.

Thus when our question concerns a complex of thing and attribute and we ask whether the thing is thus or otherwise qualified—whether, e.g., the sun suffers eclipse or not—then we are asking as to the fact of a connexion.

ARISTOTLE [350 BCE] POSTERIOR ANALYTICS

DATA AND THE ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK

The Data column of the architecture framework is concerned with what is significant to an organization from the six points of view.

• The planner looks at aggregate groups ...

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