Knowledge Architect/Reference/Glossary/M

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MAP INDEX
See INDEX MAP.

MANAGED RESOURCE
A relation object (e.g. " to") resource.

MANAGEMENT
A process family and sequence that include acquisition, storage, computation, transformation, Modeling, access control, as well as resources and knowledge sharing.

MASTER
One of the 10 main resourceaccess types, determining resource instantiation capabilities that combine life-cyclecontrol and assignmentbehaviors (e.g. full).

MEDIA
Streams and files of text, sound, music, images, animation, video, or interaction. See also Multimedia and New Media.

MEANING
The semantic value.

MEMBERSHIP
Group belonging process, that is all about rights and privileges, providing access to resources, services, subscriptions, and registration

MESSAGE
A communication payload notification, between resources. Typically available in SOA, eMail, XML, batch, HTTP, JMS, RMI, JINI, and other standard communications, they are often requests or responses for/to service invocations.

METADATA
A resourcearchetype used to describe resource structure and constraint specifications (e.g. qualities, rules, bindings), or information about information, for other resources. As resources, DNAOS metadata can be defined, modified, extended, accessed, assigned, entitled, and shared at run-time.

METAMODEL
A metamodel is a recursive schemaresourcearchetype describing a set of metadatarules that define model constraints and a what is a valid (e.g. conforming) model. Conceptually, metamodel is a synonym for schema.

METAPHOR
Useful user interface tools, metaphors, like the computer 'desktop', application 'windows' and 'mouse' pointing are common and fairly well understood UI metaphors; their use and usefulness increase as sophistication increases; they are indispensable in interactive 3D knowledge sharing environments and network applications.

METERING
Information and knowledge access and usage metering services combine accounting and work-flow services, to provide real-time measurement and costing for consumed resources in sessions; invoicing and tracking services, for example, can then use this information.

MODEL
Models are Resources considered through representation viewing (e.g. views). "viewing" is not restricted to static visuals as it can also be animated and/or multimedia. See also: Modeling, Viewpoints, Perspectives, Projections, Processes, and Systems.

MODELING
Defining, representing, shaping, and projectingResources like Business, Processes, and Applications. Modeling makes extensive use of viewpoints and perspectives to project models onto views.

MODIFY
One of the 10 main resourceaccess types, determining resource modification capabilities that include consulting, as well as state (e.g. quality) modification (e.g. write) behaviors.

MONITOR
See Monitoring.

MONITORING
Monitoring applications provide remote measurement, monitoring, and management of electrical and electronic equipment, as well as system, and process information. Monitoring applications are also typically coupled with control applications so that processes can be both monitored and controlled, typically doubling the required number of acquisition/monitoring/control channels and data streams. Information monitoring in distributed environments introduces serious content and information sharing security considerations.

MULTIMEDIA
Streams and files of any combination of media. See also New Media.

MVC
A common modeling pattern where models are typically transformed or projected onto views, by a controllerprocess.