7 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2003
Date Written: February 2002
Using securities industry examples, the context interchange mediation knowledge architecture is applied to interoperability problems for enumerated data types, such as codes and other symbols used to represent conceptual distinctions. Ongoing efforts in the securities industry to develop new XML-based standards for information interchange are examined. Using components representing similar securities information, drawn from different but complementary securities standards and
sources, example problems of information interoperability are examined. We show that transforming data representation into an autonomously specified context model and thence into a general domain ontology allows successful interoperability in several ways depending on how each context is explained to the mediator.
Keywords: Semantic Interoperability, Securities, Semantic Differences, Data Types, XML, Enumerated Data Types
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Moulton, Allen and Madnick, Stuart and Siegel, Michael, Semantic Interoperability in the Securities Industry: Context Interchange Mediation of Semantic Differences in Enumerated Data Types (WEBH) (February 2002). MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4396-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=365021 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.365021