Chapter 14. Getting the Names Right

In data modeling, you succeed by getting the names right. Remember, you use the names of entities, attributes, and links when you read the sentences aloud to users. When the names are incorrect, users will tell you that the sentences—the assertions of the LDS—are inaccurate. When the names are correct, users will hear the sentences and confirm the correctness of the LDS.

Entity Names

Although all the names on an LDS are important, the entity names are especially so. The entity name is important because the entity is so often the focus of the discussion. (Recall from Chapter 3 how prominently the entity name figures in the sentences you say.) After you get a little experience working on real data models ...

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