The model of the laboratory is somewhat specialized and probably outside the interests of most readers. On the other hand, in this day of television shows featuring forensic laboratories, the audience may be greater than one would expect. The topic should be of interest to data modelers, however, in what it shows us about how data can be captured and manipulated. Every business, along with other intellectual endeavors, as well, is confronted with the task of gathering information not just to carry out transactions, but to increase its understanding of the nature of the world with which it deals. It is to be hoped that this chapter provided some insights about accomplishing that.




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