Interoperability defines the capabilities of discovering and sharing data and services across disparate systems and vendors.
- Data Format / Classification
Defines the structure of a file. There are hundreds of formats, and every application has many different variations (database, word processing, graphics, executable program, etc.). Each format defines its own layout of the data. The file format for text is the simplest.
- Data Transformation
Data Transformation consists of the protocols and languages that change the presentation of data within a graphical user interface or application.
- Data Types / Validation
Refers to specifications used in identifying and affirming common structures and processing rules. This technique is referenced and abstracted from the content document or source data.