The business glossary component of the metadata catalog on data.world brings your business terms into the heart of working with your data. And as different business units can have their own glossary terms, each organization you have also has the potential to have it's own Business Glossary.
The terms in the glossary are not only listed in the glossary for easy access by everyone in your organization, but they are also linked into the data itself and the analysis of it in a dynamic and fluid way. With the seamless integration you not only can access your glossary terms where you need them, but you can also easily keep them current and associate them with new data and analysis as required.
There are two different ways to get your existing business terms into a glossary in your data.world catalog. If you already have an existing list of terms defined, we can upload them for you. If you don't have defined glossary terms yet, we can help you define them and then upload them for you. Once your business glossary has been created, you can manage it--editing, adding, and deleting terms--yourself from within data.world.
Your Business Glossary (or glossaries if you are in more than one organization) can be accessed either from the sidebar under Glossary:
Or from your organization's home page:
When you open the glossary, you'll see that it has not only a list of terms, but also a variety of other metadata information custom-configured for your catalog:
For example, in the upper left of the screen, you might see the catalogs that reference various terms (and how many they reference). You can also see the types of terms and the tags used for them. Each organization's glossary contains different, configurable metadata elements, the ones shown are just for example.
Although you can delete glossary terms it is often a better idea to differentiate between current, or approved terms and deprecated ones. The green icon to the right of the terms shown above is an example of a glossary that flags terms as approved. When a term is no longer used it can be marked as deprecated to show that it is no longer in use anymore.