An analysis of data dictionaries and their role in information resource management
Landin, Suzanne L.
Owens, Ronald L.
Dolk, Daniel R.
Perry, F. Marchman
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The goal of efficient management of an organization' s information resource can be accomplished through the implementation and use of a data dictionary. This thesis defines the structure and functions of a data dictionary and analyzes the attempt of the National Bureau of Standards to promulgate a standard software specification for use in the evaluation and selection of data dictionaries in the federal government. Criteria for the "ideal" data dictionary are developed based on the role a dictionary can play in information resource management and ace then used to evaluate four commercial data dictionary packages. Finally, some ideas concerning possible applications for data dictionary technology are presented.
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