glossary

Description

Full glossary details. A glossary of business terms, such as 'Customer', 'Account', 'Contact' , 'Address', or 'Product', with definitions, used to provide common meaning across disparate data assets. Business glossaries may be hierarchical where some terms may contain child terms to allow them to be used as 'taxonomies'. By linking data assets, data entities, and attributes to glossaries and glossary terms, the glossary can act as a way of organizing data catalog objects in a hierarchy to make a large number of objects more navigable and easier to consume. Objects in the data aatalog, such as data assets or data entities, may be linked to any level in the glossary, so that the glossary can be used to browse the available data according to the business model of the organization.