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Working Interoperability (WI),

Working Interoperability (WI), in [SAIF-SAIF|SAIF]], is used to convey a sense of "practical" interoperability between systems that actually works. WI is the collection of structures, processes, and components that support Computable Semantic Interoperability (CSI) between two parties (“ trading partners”) who are interacting (for example, exchanging information, coordinating behavior) to achieve one or more business goals. Interoperability, in this context, is further defined to be the deterministic exchange of data or information in a manner that preserves shared meaning. WI must be measurable in quantitative terms using business-value-measurements such as “degree of difficulty (cost)/degree of success (value).”   SAIF, which facilitates and enables WI, provides a layered Conformance and Compliance Framework, and a set of constructs that allow explicit expression of the static, functional, and behavioral semantics which collectively define the “WI transactions.” The WI specifications must be usable, useful, durable, and implementable in a repeatable and comprehensible manner.

Tony Julian 20:37, 20 April 2011 (UTC)