Architectural Framework and Operational Concept for Semantic Interoperability

A description of MMI's developing semantic framework.

Semantic interoperability is a needed capability to successfully exchange data in ocean science. The computer science and geo-informatics communities are introducing technical solutions, but there remains a challenge: the best approach toward semantic interoperability requires a designed framework, and operationally tested tools and infrastructure within that framework.

This document outlines a semantic framework, and infrastructure (tools, operational and community procedures) that will meet short-term and long-term semantic interoperability goals. It describes a process that yields immediate benefits to data originators and data users, yet progresses gracefully to an entirely interoperable semantic infrastructure.

Architectural Overview