Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge

Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge

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Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge is the first book that helps businesses capture corporate (human) knowledge and unstructured data, and offer solutions for codifying it for use in IT and management. Written by Bill Inmon, one of the fathers of the data warehouse and well-known author, the book is filled with war stories, examples, and cases from current projects. It includes a complete metadata acquisition methodology and project plan to guide readers every step of the way, and sample unstructured metadata for use in self-testing and developing skills.

This book is recommended for IT professionals, including those in consulting, working on systems that will deliver better knowledge management capability. This includes people in these positions: data architects, data analysts, SOA architects, metadata analysts, repository (metadata data warehouse) managers as well as vendors that have a metadata component as part of their systems or tools.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 24mm | 721.21g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 140 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123737265
  • 9780123737267
  • 1,081,357

Table of contents

Business Metadata
The Quest for Business Understanding

Section I: Rationale and Planning

1.What is Business Metadata
2.The Value and Benefits of Business Metadata
3.Who is responsible for Business Metadata?
4.Business Metadata, Communication and Search (BKO)
5.OUT; this chapter rolled into Stewardship

Section II: How-To
6.How do you initiate a MD project?
7.Technology Infrastructure for Metadata
8.Business Metadata Capture
8.5Business Metadata Capture from Existing
9.MD Data Delivery

Section III: Special Categories of Business MD
9.5Data Quality
10.Semantics & Ontologies
11.Unstructured MD
12.Business Rules
13.Metadata & Compliance
14.Knowledge Management and Business Metadata

Section IV: Putting it All Together

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About William H. Inmon

Lowell is responsible for directing thought leadership and advisory services in the Customer Success practice of Collibra. He has been a practitioner in the data management industry for three decades and is recognized as a leader in data governance, analytics and data quality having hands-on experience with implementations across most industries. Lowell is a co-author of the book "Business Metadata; Capturing Enterprise Knowledge". Lowell is a past adjunct professor at Daniels College of Business, Denver University, a past President and current VP of Education for DAMA-I Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC), a DAMA-I Charter member and member of the Data Governance Professionals Organization. He is also an author and reviewer on the DAMA-I Data Management Book of Knowledge (DMBOK). He focuses on practical data governance practices and has trained thousands of professionals in data governance, data warehousing, data management and data quality techniques. You can read his Data Governance Blogs at
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