Semantic service oriented architecture

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A Semantic Service Oriented Architecture (SSOA) is a computer architecture that allows for scalable and controlled Enterprise Application Integration solutions.[1] SSOA describes a sophisticated approach to enterprise-scale IT infrastructure. It leverages rich, machine-interpretable descriptions of data, services, and processes to enable software agents to autonomously interact to perform critical mission functions. SSOA is technically founded on three notions:

  1. The principles of Service-oriented architecture (SOA);
  2. Standards Based Design (SBD); and
  3. Semantics-based computing.

SSOA combines and implements these computer science concepts into a robust, extensible architecture capable of enabling complex, powerful functions.[2]


Related technologies


In the health care industry, SSOA of HL7 has long been implemented[citation needed]. Other protocols include LOINC, PHIN, and HIPAA related standards. There is a series of SSOA-related ISO standards published for financial services, which can be found at the ISO's website[3],[4],[5]. Some financial sectors also adopt EMV standards to facilitate European consumers. A part of SSOA on transport and trade are in the ISO sections of 03.220.20 and 35.240.60[6],[7]. Some general guidelines of the technology and the standards in other fields are partially located at 25.040.40, 35.240.99[8],[9],[10].

See also


  1. Exposing Semantic Web Service principles in SOA to solve EAI scenarios
  2. Semantic Service Oriented Architecture: White Paper Overview
  3. International Organization for Standardization. "35.240.15: Identification cards and related devices". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  4. International Organization for Standardization. "35.240.40: IT applications in banking". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  5. International Organization for Standardization. "03.060: Finances. Banking. Monetary systems. Insurance". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  6. International Organization for Standardization. "03.220.20: Road transport". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  7. International Organization for Standardization. "35.240.60: IT applications in transport and trade". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  8. International Organization for Standardization. "25.040.40: Industrial process measurement and control". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  9. International Organization for Standardization. "35.240.99: IT applications in other fields". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  10. International Organization for Standardization. "35.100.70: Application layer". Retrieved 8 February 2008. 

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