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Semiotic interoperability- a critical step towards systems integration

Li, V. ORCID:, Liu, K. and Liu, S. (2013) Semiotic interoperability- a critical step towards systems integration. In: International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge, Management and Information Sharing, 19 - 22 September 2013, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, pp. 508-513.

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Information systems integration becomes critical in enhancing organisational competitiveness through effective use of information resource provided by the whole host of information systems. Information systems integration in its nature is a process of bringing about the capability of communication and information exchange between systems; while interoperability, often as the result of systems integration, is such a capability. However currently there is a lack of theoretical foundation for representation and measure of the interoperability in organisations. Organisational semiotics provides a theoretical foundation for systems interoperability. A notion of ‘semiotic interoperability’ is proposed in this paper as a paradigm, guiding systems integration and measuring degree of interoperability, covering aspects from physical properties, transmission structure of signs, placing emphasis on communicating meaning, intention to social consequence of information.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
ID Code:35764

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