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Forum Guide to Metadata
NFES 2009-805
July 2009

Chapter 3. Using Metadata - The Key Points of this Chapter

  • Metadata are useful only when they help an organization in a tangible manner. From a practical perspective, metadata can be used to assess and improve technical systems, data management, and data reporting and use.
  • Data profiling uses many of the metadata items in this chapter to characterize the quality and other features of a data set.
  • Business rules describe the policies and guidelines an organization has established to manage its businesses processes, data elements, and data sets related to those processes.