Authoring business terms (Watson Knowledge Catalog)
If you have the required permissions, you can create business terms.
You must have one of these category collaborator roles in the primary category for the business term to create it:
The following description can give you deeper insights into:
The name of a business term can be up to 255 characters long. It cannot contain any lower-than (<) symbols.
The primary category identifies the business term.
If you have two categories, the employee category and the customer category, and both of them require the same business term gender, you define this business term once and then assign it to categories, for example, the primary category of this business term would be employee category and the secondary category would be customer category. In this case the business term gender is defined once and relates to both categories.
Secondary categories can include business terms, but do not control them. A business term can be referenced by one or more secondary categories other than its primary category. See Adding secondary categories.
You can view custom attributes on the business term that provide additional information.
Custom attributes can be created using the Watson Knowledge Catalog API or IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog.
You can assign the business term to:
Select the classifications to which you want to assign the business term. A term can relate to multiple classifications.
Select the data classes to which you want to assign the business term. A term can relate to multiple data classes.
You must have one of these category collaborator roles in the primary categories for both artifacts to add a relationship between them:
Related terms define relationships among business terms, synonyms, or other business terms. You can also define the type and part of relationships. The related term that you select must be published.
You must have one of these category collaborator roles in the primary categories for both business terms to add a relationship between them:
Select synonyms that you want to associate with a business term. A term can have multiple synonym terms. The relationship is symmetrical and transitive. If term A is a synonym of term B, and term B is a synonym of term C, each term is a synonym of the others.
If you include this business term in a rule condition, its synonym is not automatically included. You must specify it in the rule condition if you want to process it too.
- Other related business terms
Select related business terms that you want to associate with a business term. A business term can be related to other business terms.
- Specify the type of relationships for the business term you are currently processing:
The following figure illustrates the Is a type of and Has a type of relationships with the example of Loan:
- Specify the part of relationship for the business term you are currently processing:
The following figure illustrates the Is a part of and Has a part of relationships with the example of Home Loan:
An example for specifying relationships: If you specify a relationship, the inverse of this relationship is automatically implemented.
For example, if term A has the following components: term B and term C, the following relationships apply:
If term X is a broader term that includes the following narrower terms: term Y and term Z, the following relationships apply:
These relationships can be inherited. For example:
Then, by inheritance, the following relationship applies:
The relationship between Home Loan and Margin is derived from the relationship between Home Loan and Loan. The following figure illustrates these relationships.