I work in tech, so I'm continually running into terms that aren't standardized in a dictionary. This is the one in question:
Change Data Capture (CDC)
When defining an abbreviation such as CDC, it is incorrect to capitalize any words that are not proper nouns. Thus, if "change data capture" is not a proper name, it should be written "change data capture (CDC)." In other words, my question is not about how to capitalize descriptions of abbreviations, but rather about how to determine whether a phrase is a proper name.
I've searched for "change data capture" and have found it both capitalized and lowercase, and even the Wikipedia article is inconsistent. It seems to be referring to a process and not a product...but how can I tell if it is proper or common?