Enterprise metadata can be messy, and many organizations choose to ignore it – sort of a Scarlett O’Hara mentality of “I’ll deal with it tomorrow.” The real angst stems from having no metaprocess information or higher level process descriptions.

This interesting news was brought to us by BeyeNetwork in their article, “Lack of Metaprocess Information Impedes Ability to Collect Enterprise-Wide Metadata.”  Metaprocess is like hierarchy or ontology. The view of a domain hierarchy reveals the similarity of relationships and their interaction among concepts. It illustrates the concepts and their relationships so that the user more easily understands its coverage. Metaprocess provides a path or a map.

Melody K. Smith

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