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Fact Oriented Modeling with FCO-IM: Capturing Business Semantics in Data Models with Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling by Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Marco Engelbart, Jan Pieter Zwart

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Chapter 3 How to Model the Facts

Key Points

  • The key to the abstract model is the concrete Fact.
  • FCO-IM has a good procedure to draw up a conceptual information model.
  • Concrete examples of Facts are Collected, Verbalized, Sorted and Analyzed.

Terms with a specific meaning in FCO-IM like ‘Fact’, ‘Object Type’ or ‘Analyzing’ will from here on be capitalized to distinguish them from their run-of-the-mill homonyms. One of the most valuable and rewarding tricks of the trade of information modeling is to always use concrete examples of Facts. Never be satisfied with a general description, an abstract account or a ...

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