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Babel (again) or standard taqs and aliases (UDEF, Bizcodes)

  • From: "KenNorth" <KenNorth@e...>
  • To: <xml-dev@x...>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 11:04:08 -0700

Interesting article in Intelligent Enterprise -- another solution to
avoiding the "Tower of Babel" problem.

The author writes about the Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) and
semantic convergence. UDEF is similar to Bizcodes (www.bizcodes.org). Both
propose mapping standard tags to IDs used for aliasing.

"XML Microstandards" by William J. Lewis

"UDEF applies a rigorous rules-based approach for naming data elements
(tags) from which one is able to derive a taxonomy-based intelligent ID to
the name. The ID is the key that allows an unlimited number of aliases."

"UDEF is a tool for identifying and resolving "semantic equivalence,"
multiple names meaning the same thing."

"propel us forward toward the goal of developing a truly common vocabulary
for e-business. Otherwise, we may find ourselves erecting a Tower of XML

================== Ken North =============================
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