Chapter 11. Referential and Knowledge Integrity

You can’t get there from here. If you could, it would be too late.

—Old Borscht Comedy Circuit punch line

Referential integrity is essentially about making sure we access the right objects during collaborations. Knowledge integrity is about ensuring that any knowledge accessed is timely and consistent. While referential integrity applies to either behavior or knowledge collaborations, knowledge integrity is only concerned with knowledge access. In addition, referential integrity is about who participates in a collaboration, while knowledge integrity is about what is accessed and when it is accessed.

This all sounds quite straightforward, but in practice it has historically generated a great ...

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