Author's Note: This column is adapted from the book Universal Meta Data Models by David Marco and Michael Jennings (John Wiley & Sons).

In Part 1 of this series, you were introduced to the complete meta data model and provided a description of the components of the entire universal meta model (UMM) environment. In this month's installment, we will look at the principal interaction points between the various model areas. An understanding of how each of the model components interrelates is required before reviewing the individual components in more detail.

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