S3Model Docs Overview

Implementable semantic interoperability.

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S3Model User & Reference Manual

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The goal of S3Model is to be Minimalistic, Sustainable, Implementable AND Interoperable.


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Purpose & Scope

Keep everything as simple as possible; but no simpler. – Albert Einstein

The purpose of the S3Model project is to provide a free and openly available specification for implementation of computable semantic interoperability for information exchange. The S3Model specifications are designed to provide semantic interoperability that is fully independent of any implementation specific contexts. Therefore workflow, security, user access, data persistence, etc. are all outside the scope of S3Model.

The S3Model site contains a growing number of demonstration projects and tools that research how this approach and focused scope enables interoperability across many contexts. S3Model based data can be exchanged via any transport method. Including existing HL7 v.2 and v.3 exchange systems to enhance the semantic interoperability of existing HL7 implementations.


Conformance to these specifications are represented by creating a Data Model (XML Schema) that follows the guidelines in this document and is valid against the specified S3Model reference model schema.


These specifications; * Are in indirect conformance with ISO/DIS 21090/2008. * Are in compliance with applicable sections of ISO 18308/2008. * Are in compliance with applicable sections of ISO/TR 20514:2005. * Are in compliance with applicable sections of ISO 13606-1:2007. * Are in conformance with W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1 * Are in conformance with W3C Resource Description Framework (RDF) 1.1


The S3Model specifications, reference implementation and tools are available from Data Insights, Inc.

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