Semantic Interoperability (glossary)
The ability to exchange data in such a way that the precise meaning of the data is readily accessible and the data itself can be translated by any system into a form that it understands. (Adapted from Heflin and Hendler 2000)
Adopted from: Heflin, J. and J. Hendler. 2000. "Semantic Operability on the Web". Extreme Markup Languages. Accessed 7 September 2012. Available at: http://www.cs.umd.edu/projects/plus/SHOE/pubs/extreme2000.pdf.