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The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement by David Loshin

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10 Metadata and Data Standards

Chapter outline

  • 10.1 Challenges 168
  • 10.2 Data Standards 169
  • 10.3 Metadata Management 171
  • 10.4 Business Metadata 173
  • 10.5 Reference Metadata 176
  • 10.6 Data Elements 179
  • 10.7 Business Metadata 183
  • 10.8 A Process for Data Harmonization 185
  • 10.9 Summary 189

People can be very creative in the ways that they opt to represent real-world concepts as information objects. This leads to variation in structure and meaning, resulting in specialized representation of similar ideas across different industries, between companies within the same industry, and even across different divisions and groups within the same company! In some instances, local variations evolve to describe the business objects that are managed and used. ...

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