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Appendix A: Glossary
- Asynchronous :
An attributed relating to the separation by an unpredictable amount of time the relationship of a causal event and it's effect.
- Authorization :
The process with grants privileges to an authenticated identity.
- Authentication :
The process which verifies an identity.
- Canonical Representation :
A representation that can all encompassing. Every element of the domain can de definitively expressed in terms of a canonical representation.
- Catalyst :
A component in the Noema which helps other components perform their task but is neither consumed or produced by the other components actions.
- Data Warehouse :
A persistent repository of historical information usually used for analysis, summaries, and decision support by
a family of unintegrated applications.
- Elaboration Tolerance :
An attributed of a system where a small change is easy to accomplish.
- Life Cycle :
The cradle to grave existence of a software system from
initial conceptions, through development, through deployment,
through version releases, and final phase out.
- Paradigms :
A point of view on how to understand and solve a problem.
- Persistent :
A property indicating stability over a long period of time.
- Protocol :
The communication behavior between two or more identities.
Ronald LeRoi Burback
Wed Jul 30 15:24:07 PDT 1997