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0015 Linked Media Types

Linked media types describe the simple structures that are used repeatedly in open metadata to connect it to documents and entities in other types of repositories.

UML

ExternalReference

ExternalReferences link metadata to elements in external repositories.

RelatedMedia

RelatedMedia such as images allow an icon, thumbnail and larger images to be associated with a metadata element. They are intended to be displayed with the metadata content. These images enrich the description of the object and may include, for example, design drawings, photographs or illustrations of the component in action.

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