Semantic interoperability is a term used in computer science as a synonym for "Computable Semantic Interoperability". In this sense, it is the ability of computer systems to communicate information and have that information properly interpreted by the receiving system in the same sense as intended by the transmitting system. "Proper interpretation" means that the transmitted information will be used appropriately by a receiving computer system because the logical implications derivable from transmitted information will be the same as those that the sending system would derive. Semantic Interoperability requires that any two systems will derive the same inferences from the same information. This term is sometimes used as a synonym for "General Semantic Interoperability," the ability of computer systems to place information in a public location and have that information properly interpreted by systems whose developers do not know the creators of the information nor the purpose for which it was created.
Tony Julian 20:11, 20 April 2011 (UTC)