Definition - What does Interoperability mean?
Techopedia explains Interoperability
There are two main types of interoperability:
- Syntactic Interoperability: Where two or more systems are able to communicate and exchange data. It allows different software components to cooperate, even if the interface and the programming language are different.
- Semantic Interoperability: Where the data exchanged between two or more systems is understandable to each system. The information exchanged should be meaningful, since semantic interoperability requires useful results defined by the users of the systems involved in the exchange.