XML Metadata Interchange (XMI)
The purpose of XMI is to enable easy interchange of metadata between UML-based modeling tools and MOF-based metadata repositories in distributed heterogeneous environments. XMI integrates three industry standards:
- XML - eXtensible Markup Language, a W3C standard. See XML.
- UML - Unified Modeling Language, an OMG modeling standard. See UML.
- MOF - Meta Object Facility, an OMG meta-modeling and metadata repository standard. See MOF.
The integration of these three standards into XMI allows developers of distributed systems to share object models and other metadata.
Also see the Common Warehouse Meta-Model (CWM).
Organization: Object Management Group
More information: XMI page on the OMG website
More on the general topic: Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM)
Related Online Briefings
- Online Briefing: Change Analysis of Systems Integration Techniques
- Online Briefing: Non-Technical Change Issues Related to SOA
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