Automated metadata management through auto-glossary suggestions powered by the Atlan Bot
Auto-glossary via the Atlan Bot
A Glossary is a list of terms 🏷️ that are created and tagged to data assets for better organization and faster search.
We don't deny that the task of linking each data asset with its respective glossary terms can become a bit daunting. Hence, to make the process easier and simpler, say hi 👋 to the Atlan Bot 🤖
The Atlan Bot supports your efforts by intelligently linking glossary terms to data assets based on their column names.
Let's see how 👀
🤖 How auto-glossary suggestions work in Atlan
The Atlan Bot uses specific algorithms to auto-suggest glossary terms for data assets, and it keeps learning on its own over time.
It maps columns with all business glossary terms created in Atlan. Following steps are taken behind the scenes.
A string search and Levenshtein scoring is used on all string permutations in the column headers and glossary terms.
Checking past actions made by the user with similar column headers. This includes the following.
Approval and rejections actions on past requests with similar column headers.
User's linked glossary terms to columns with similar headers.
Checking the associated glossary terms to the columns that are either the source or impacted columns in a lineage. Want to know more about Atlan Lineage & Impact Analysis? Check out the article given below. 👇
The bot assigns a "Confidence Score" as High, Medium, or Low to the requests. This depicts the confidence of the recommendation made by the bot.
▶️ How to trigger the bot
STEP 1: Go to the dedicated data table page
Click on the data table or view the columns you want to attach glossary terms to from the "Discover" list.
STEP 2: Go to the "Profile" tab
Click on the "Profile" tab (third tab from the right).
STEP 3: Click "Atlan Actions"
A button is on the top right. As soon as you click it, a modal will open up which will ask you to select which bot you want to run. Click on the "Auto-attach Glossary Terms".
Atlan Actions Modal
STEP 4: Click on "Run Now"
Once you choose the appropriate bot action, click on the "Run Now" blue button. The bot run will start.
STEP 5: Go to the "Manage Requests" page
Once your run is complete and successful, go to the "Manage Requests" page inside the "Access" section of the platform or the "Requests" page inside the "Settings" section of that asset. There you will see all the requests created so far. Choose the filter "Glossary Terms" and you will be able to see only the glossary terms requests.
The veto power still lies with the humans—the bot is just there to assist with the repetitive tasks!