Service oriented architecture (SOA) is a design approach based on distinct pieces of software providing application functionality as services to other applications via a protocol. It operates independently of any vendor, product, or technology. This interesting topic came from DATAVERSITY in their blog post, “Semantic SOA makes Sense!”

Service catalogs strive to make management easier, but how do application developers identify the right service at design time and maintain connectivity as it changes or substitute it with a more appropriate service? When semantics are involved, it doesn’t change what you are integrating; it changes how you integrate. Semantic SOA makes sense. Global competition is increasing and innovation cycles are accelerating. Business agility is required, not merely coveted.

Semantic technology continues to grow and expand its uses. SOA is just one of those. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system, specializes in complex coding, tagging, and indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.