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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
The issue of semantic interoperability pervades distributed systems whose components are designed independently. For example, when a source intends 70 to mean " 70 meters, with 20% error" , the receiver must not interpret the result as " 70 feet, exactly" . We examine semantic interoperability problems in a distributed object management environment, i.e., for a system of distributed objects and services rather than for a database. A semantic interoperability service is defined, and its requireddoi:10.1007/978-0-387-34913-8_8 fatcat:qx6qbvg5kjgprfa55nwkuzdoey