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A Semantic Service Oriented Architecture (SSOA) is an 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]



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[edit]


  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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