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The Structure of Concept Models

Click to learn more about author Ronald G. Ross. This is the third and final part of a three-part series. See part one Confessions of a Concept Modeler here, and part two Creating Concept Models here. In creating a concept model, you are designing a special kind of business blueprint, one crucial for information architecture, business […]

Creating Concept Models

Click to learn more about author Ronald G. Ross. Getting Started This is the second part of a three-part series. See part one Confessions of a Concept Modeler here. In creating a concept model, you can start in any of several ways, whichever best fits your circumstances. For example, you can start by identifying terms or […]

Confessions of a Concept Modeler

Click to learn more about author Ronald G. Ross. This is the first part of a three part series: Part Two is Creating Concept Models and Part Three is The Structure of Concept Models. We work with clients across a wide variety of industry sectors and, within those sectors, subject areas often new to us. You […]

The Psychology of Data Modeling

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. Data Modeling – For Whom? I am much concerned with the communicative aspects of a data model. Because data models are really vehicles of communication, we need to understand who our “readers” are. In the case of graph data models, developers are just a minority. Many more […]

Ten 2020 Visions for Data Modelers

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. 2020 is a nice number and sounds comforting. And it is about vision(s). Are there any foresights of importance for data modelers? Well, here are 10 suggestions. No warranties, I suggest you use them as lighthouses, hopefully plotting your course from 2020 onwards. Business Value in Data […]

Data Modeling on the Other Side of the Quagmire

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. At the DATAVERSITY® Graphorum Conference in Chicago in October I attended Dave McComb’s tutorial on “Data-Centric: Models and Architectures”. At the end, he ran a raffle for his 2018 book, Software Wasteland – How the Application-Centric Mindset is Hobbling our Enterprises (TechnicsPub). I was the lucky winner! […]

Knowledge Graphs and Data Modeling

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. Trip Report From Graphorum / Data Architecture Summit 2019 On October 14th thru 17th Chicago hosted the two co-located conferences Graphorum  and Data Architecture Summit 2019 by DATAVERSITY®. It was two days of good tutorials and two good days of conference presentations. One thing to think about […]

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