Semantic Discovery and Sharing
Enterprises’ supply-chain and internal data communication requirements only seem to become more complicated with time. Being able to share data knowing that you can trust the recipient and trust that they will not misinterpret your data is now vital.
The accurate, unambiguous description of your data is the first step in sharing – it allows your data sources to be found. The second step in sharing is about who or what is allowed to receive your data. The third step is the semantic overlay architecture to allow the consumer to know what they have received.
Any interaction with the source must have some arbitration. This negotiated access requires a mechanism of brokered interactions. Once the data is found and the follow request granted, the data flows from the producer to the consumer.
The final step is that the semantic overlay on the data allows the consumer of the data to
know what they have received. For example: this is a pressure in pascals from a hydraulic coupling – not an atmospheric pressure in mmHg. The semantic context allows data to be understood and actioned.