F.16. HQDM – High Quality Data Models
The High Quality Data Models (HQDM) Framework is a four-dimensional top-level ontology with extensional identity criteria that aims to support large scale data integration. As such it aims to ensure there is consistency among data created using the framework. The HQDM Framework is based on work developing and using ISO 15926 and lessons learnt from BORO, which influenced ISO 19526-2.
F.16.3 Key characteristics
This is a well-documented heavyweight foundational ontology. It is an extensional ontology with a general unifying approach – illustrated in the journey in Figure 30. It draws heavily on ISO 15926-2 – and shares some of its technical background.
It introduces some novel ideas – such as interpreting possible worlds as branching.
F.16.4 Relevant extracts
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