Sunday, February 04, 2007

CDI - Glossary of Terms

As I've mentioned before, a primary barrier to studying any subject is the misunderstood word. Per Hubbard's study technology site:

"To clear a word, one looks it up in a good dictionary.

"The first step is to look rapidly over the definitions to find the one which applies to the context in which the word was misunderstood. One reads the definition and uses it in sentences until one has a clear concept of that meaning of the word. This could require ten or more sentences.

"Then one clears each of the other definitions of that word, using each in sentences until one has a conceptual understanding of each definition.

"The next thing to do is to clear the derivation – which is the explanation of where the word came from originally. This will help gain a basic understanding of the word." ...
- L. Ron Hubbard
Therefore I've started putting together simple to understand definitions for the most common terms in the field of Customer Data Integration.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer Data Integration (CDI)
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Fuzzy Matching Logic
Probabilistic Matching Logic
Record Linkage

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)