Monday, August 07, 2006

Tech: semantic integration

Have a look at a thoughtful article on semantic integration, flagged from Wikipedia.

In a nutshell, this is a form of integration that focuses on data, and relies on ontologies (effectively metadata by domain, or data dictionaries) being published in a relatively standardised format.

The ultimate goal would surely be a product which sucks all a company’s metadata into one source – regardless of original format - then enables updating from that source. Now there’s a business opportunity.

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