Temporal modeling is a hot topic in data warehouse and BI environments. The data vault approach or anchor modeling are an attempt to make those environments more manageable. From the information modeling perspective however, these are mostly technical in nature. Though the information model could capture those technical requirements, it would be an information model with an implementation in mind, and not simply capture the business communication. We would be modeling the data warehouse implementation itself and not the way the business communicates about their data.

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Casetalk is part of the curriculum at several universities, highschools and in secondary education. Students learn the basics of FCO-IM using Casetalk and often the final assignment is to make a model of an excisting organisation of their choice.