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Data Resource Design by Michael Brackett

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Chapter 8

DATA NORMALIZATION

Data normalization properly structures the data resource.

The description of proper data structures continues with the formal normalization of data. Data normalization covers both data normalization and data optimization. It includes normalizing data characteristics within data subjects, business facts within data characteristics, data properties within data reference items, and data reference items within data reference sets. Proper data normalization helps achieve data resource reality.

Chapter 8 describes the process for formally normalizing and formally optimizing the data needed by the organization to conduct their business. Plain English is used to avoid all the mathematical notations that are not well ...

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