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A semantic asset is a collection of highly reusable metadata (e.g. xml schemata, generic data models) and reference data (e.g. code lists, taxonomies, dictionaries, vocabularies) which are used for e-Government system development.

The European Interoperability Framework (EIF) defines semantic interoperability as the ability of organizations to process information from external sources in a meaningful manner. It ensures that the precise meaning of exchanged information is...

SEMIC.EU was a participatory platform and a service by the European Commission to support the sharing of interoperability assets amongst public administration. In October 2011, SEMIC.EU has been recently migrated to the Joinup platform.

A standardisation body represents a standardisation committee of any kind. This includes government (sometime referred to as official committees) standardisation committees, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as...

Syntactic assets define common data structures, e.g. XML-Schemata, core components and related elements and resources needed to support the Syntactic Interoperability layer.

Syntactical Interoperability represents the ability of a system to communicate and exchange information properly on a technical abstraction level. The fundamental technical (syntactical) capability of communicating is guaranteed by a set of...