Interoperability involves developing computer languages that cause two or more systems to exchange information through a common representation system to perform complex tasks that cannot be performed by each system alone. In a series of projects covering several disciplines, SINTEF contributes to the development and utilization of a common framework of components for interoperability. This includes a technology stack that covers:
- creation of domain ontologies to ensure a common language
- a framework for semantic interoperability and
- a framework for documenting and accessing data resources, including translations between data models and ontological concepts, performing data transformations, and filtering the data.
In total, this provides a complete toolkit for proper documentation of data.
A selection of tools for semantic interoperability can be found below:
- OpenModel - Integrated Open Access Materials Modelling Innovation Platform for Europe
- OntoCommons - Ontology-driven data documentation for Industry Commons
- OntoTrans - Ontology driven Open Translation Environment
- VIPCOAT - Virtual Open Innovation Platform for Active Protective Coatings Guided by Modelling and Optimization