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OIM (Open Information Model)

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According to the Meta Data Coalition, the OIM is a set of metadata specifications to facilitate sharing and reuse in the application development and data warehousing domains. OIM is described in UML (Unified Modeling Language) and is organized in easy-to-use and easy- to-extend subject areas. The data model is based on industry standards such as UML, XML, and SQL.

UML is a language for modeling information systems and software artifacts. The UML can be used to visualize, specify, construct, and document knowledge about software-intensive systems and their purpose at an abstract level. The goals of the UML are to unify the most prominent modeling methodologies into a ready-to-use expressive modeling language that is simple and extensible.

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