Note: This requirement covers information concepts and data concepts.
Note: This requirement allows an information definition to:
- be accompanied by a standalone resource containing the statements of semantic correspondence; or
- have statements of semantic correspondence embedded in it; or
- be accompanied by a reference to an already existing set of semantic correspondences.
Note: The forms that a semantic correspondence can take are given in SWIM-INFO-014.
Note: It is important to ensure that the syntax used for mappings is self-explaining or appropriately explained. To this end, extra information can accompany the information definition in order to ensure that the mappings can be understood without having to read external documentation or make assumptions on how the mappings are technically and procedurally implemented.
Example: A statement that the “container’s traces” are considered as part of the concept mappings (as discussed in SWIM-INFO-018).