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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Reference data Reference data are data used to characterise or classify other data. They usually correspond to value domains, equivalence tables, or ontologies.
Reference information model A reference information model is an information model external to an organization that is taken into consideration by the organization to standardise its business information model. Reference information models can be legal regulations, business standards or technology standards.
Resource Anything that can be used as needed by an organization to carry out an activity. A resource is an element of reality. The representation, or modelling, of it is subject to human perception and understanding of reality.
Resource type A resource type groups resources with common properties that distinguish them as a group or class.