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Data Governance and the Glossary

Critical to the development and management of complete data architecture is a glossary. TDC provides an extensible metamodel-based glossary to capture, define, maintain and implement an enterprise glossary of terminology, data definitions, code sets, domains, validation rules, etc. In addition terminology may be used to define objects via term documentation , associated with data classes and automatic data class discover and classification , as well as glossary specific relationships and semantic mappings .

The glossary helps an enterprise to reach agreement between all stakeholders on their business assets (e.g. terms) and how they relate to data assets (e.g. database tables) and technology assets (e.g. ETL mappings). The glossary can be used to document logical/physical data entities and attributes across IT collaboratively. Again, it involves tracing dependencies between business and technical assets.

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