Many integration projects today rely on shared semantic models based on standards represented using Extensible Mark up Language (XML) technologies. Shared semantic models typically evolve and require maintenance. In addition, to promote interoperability and reduce integration costs, the shared semantics should be reused as much as possible. Semantic components must be consistent and valid in terms of agreed upon standards and guidelines. In this paper, we describe an activity model for creation, use, and maintenance of a shared semantic model that is coherent and supports efficient enterprise integration. We then use this activity model to frame our research and the development of tools to support those activities. We provide overviews of these tools primarily in the context of the W3C XML Schema. At the present, we focus our work on the W3C XML Schema as the representation of choice, due to its extensive adoption by industry.
Business-to-Business (B2B) Integration, Enterprise Integration, Model Life Cycle, Semantic Integration Technology, Testbed-General, Testbed-Naming Assister, Testbed-Naming Report, Testbed-Validation Page, XML Schemas Management
, Morris, K.
, Buhwan, J.
and Goyal, P.
Development Life Cycle and Tools for XML Content Models, XML Conference 2004, , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822198
(Accessed December 9, 2023)