The Logical-Physical Paradigm
The Logical-Physical Paradigm attempts to map physical things in the real world to the logical meta-things, or concepts, that give them meaning. This mapping often synchronizes two parallel Discrete Detail Paradigm data models.
- Synchronizing the two discrete detail models improves our understanding of the specific requirements of both.
- Names and levels should be symmetrical across the two portions of the model.
- Differences, or breaks in the symmetry, between the logical and physical aspects expose key data processing requirements.
- Words that infer existence in fact (e.g. "actual," "current") along with words that infer potentiality (e.g. "scheduled," "forecasted," "planned").