data modeling


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data modeling

1. The analysis of data, e.g., to make a practical impact on health care practices or business operations.
2. A language for describing the structure and processing of a database.
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Data modeling is essential in such fields as architecture, in which practitioners create plans and models to test ideas and ensure structures are buildable.
Data modeling benefited immensely from developments in knowledge representation and terminological reasoning, and new models such as CANDIDE (10) are springing up as a result of the marriage between these two areas.
Data modeling is a semantic process, focused on finding the meaning of the important objects and transformations within an organization, and the information systems supporting that organization, or a specific sub-area within the organization.
benefit from data modeling that translates to a sound database schema.
This article is based on the book Data Modeling for the Business, by Steve Hoberman, Donna Burbank, and Chris Bradley, featuring CA ERwin[R] Data Modeler.