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Message Validation with a Semantic Reasoning Tools



Peter O. Denno, Nenad Ivezic


This paper describes challenges encountered in the development of a tool to validate OASIS UBL-based (Universal Business Language) messages. The software tool is ontology-based, using first-order logic and parts of the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO). The subject domain is international trade logistics. The paper reports on only the early phases of this work. It describes challenges in domain representation, and the use of semantic reasoning technology for message validation.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7347
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domain representation, message validation, OASIS UBL, ontology, semantic reasoning technology, Suggested Upper Merged Ontology, SUMO, Universal Business Language


Denno, P. and Ivezic, N. (2006), Message Validation with a Semantic Reasoning Tools, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2006, Updated November 10, 2018