Integration Definition for Information Modeling

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Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 184

Announcing the Standard for
INTEGRATION DEFINITION FOR INFORMATION MODELING
(IDEF1X)

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This publication announces the adoption of the Integration Definition for Information Modeling (IDEF1X) as a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). This standard is based on the Integration Information Support System (IISS), Volume V - Common Data Model Subsystem, Part 4 - Information Modeling Manual - IDEF1 Extended, 1 (IDEF1X) November 1985.

This standard describes the IDEF1X modeling language (semantics and syntax) and associated rules and techniques, for developing a logical model of data. IDEF1X is used to produce a graphical information model which represents the structure and semantics of information within an environment or system. Use of this standard permits the construction of semantic data models which may serve to support the management of data as a resource, the integration of information systems, and the building of computer databases.

This standard is the reference authority for use by information modelers required to utilize the IDEF1X modeling technique, implementors in developing tools for implementing this technique, and other computer professionals in understanding the precise syntactic and semantic rules of the standard.

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