Discovery Annotations

A discovery annotation describes one or more related properties about an Asset that has been discovered by a discovery service.

Some discovery annotations refer to an entire asset and others refer to a data field within an asset. The annotations that describe a single data field are called data field annotations.

The annotation types defined in the Open Discovery Framework (ODF) are as follows:

Open Metadata Types for Discovery Annotations

The open metadata types for a discovery annotations are describe in Area 6.

The main entity type is called Annotation. It is extended by DataFieldAnnotation to distinguish annotations that refer, primarily to a data field. Other more specialist annotations extend these two basic annotation types.


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