Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the concept of businesses electronically communicating information that was traditionally communicated on paper.XML documents are the EDI medium of choice across the globe both for commercial freight documenttion and international national border consignment paperwork. XML has been globally adopted to implement EDI e*Trade message standards.
Message Metadata Publication i.e imbedding descriptive detail in message templates that links each message data element to a controlled, shared vocabulary.
Semantic interoperability mechanisms ensuring organisations are exchanging data with unambiguous. shared meaning. It is concerned not just with the packaging of data (syntax). but the simultaneous transmission of the meaning with the data (semantics).
Metadata discovery (also metadata harvesting) is the process of using automated tools to discover the semantics of a data element in data sets. A shared domain vocabulary, and its associated links to an ontology that shares semantic metadata coupled with the syntactic metadata.
Standards bodies themselves use Sparx Enterprise Architect to create their own XSD standard message templates. So we use Sparx EA too. UNCEFACT publish a Sparx EA vesion of the common reference model and encourage its use.
Data Mediation is a structured process where an agnostic external data model is introduced to allow digital message exchange between parties that do not share a common message specification but want to share data based on mapping between data dictionary entries.