OAGIS is big. Really big. The nice thing about that is use case coverage. From enterprise application-to-application (A2A) to business-to-business (B2B) scenarios, OAGIS has what you need. From agriculture to aerospace, OAGIS has what you need. From Australia to Switzerland, OAGIS has what you need. Sometimes what's needed isn't specified "out-of-the-box", but OAGIS's sophisticated extensibility mechanism can bridge any gap.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, part of the United Stated Department of Commerce) recognized this challenge and directed some of its resources to partner with OAGi to address it through the development of a prototype tool called the Semantic Refinement Tool (SRT). At the beginning of the effort, the group affirmed their commitment to a key underlying standard, which, in this case, is ISO 15000-5, Core Component Specification. Today that commitment is stronger than ever.
The NIST/OAGi team defined a database structure that would support representing ISO 15000-5-compliant artifacts (core components). Then the team mapped all of the OAGIS standard to core components and populated the SRT underlying database. NIST developed a browser-based application (SRT) according to OAGi-member specification that enables business-context definitions and message profiles within a specified business context. Finally, the SRT supports exporting profiled messages to W3C XML Schema, as well as JSON Schema.
There is much more to this story so look for next-month's newsletter where we'll address the current state and direction of the SRT.