Learning all the ins and outs of the jargon associated with the field of data asset management can feel like learning another language. This non-exhaustive glossary is an important resource to guide you through the ever-changing field of data asset management.

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Life cycle The lifecycle of a resource is broken down into several key phases, each of which can be named and detailed differently depending on the type of resource being considered.
The lifecycle of data is aligned with that of the resources it describes through the following phases: planning / design / acquisition / deployment / maintenance / optimisation / archiving.
Logical data model A logical data model describes the semantics of the content of datasets, through a data exchange formalism (language). It consists for example of object-oriented entity class descriptions, XML tags, etc.
A logical data model specifies the semantics of a conceptual data model.