Chapter 1 Information Modeling in Context

This chapter explains what information modeling is. It shows how information modeling relates to businesses, business processes, business communication and business language on the one hand and the functionality an information system should offer on the other. It briefly ponders on what information is, how it can be handled, and what is required if computational machinery is to be used to help us capture, convey, store and process it. This chapter also explains the role of models of various flavors and how they relate to one specific sort of design document: the information model. It concludes ...

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