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1 OASIS – Customer Information Quality Technical Committee (CIQ TC) January 2003 Ram Kumar Chairman, OASIS CIQ TC

2 Organisation for Advancement in Structured Information Standards (OASIS) “OASIS provides a framework for XML interoperability that is critical to the future success of electronic business. OASIS puts the control of XML specifications firmly in the hands of those who will use them” Jon Bosak, Sun Microsystems “Father of XML” Organizer of the Working Group that Created XML Chair of “Universal Business Language” TC of OASIS

3 OASIS - Overview OASIS is a member consortium dedicated to building systems interoperability specifications Focuses on industry applications of structured information standards, such as XML, SGML, and CGM. Founder of ebXML Members of OASIS are providers, users and specialists of standards-based technologies and include organizations, individuals and industry groups. International, Not-for-profit, Open, Independent. Runs XML.org Successful through industry-wide collaboration Works relationships with International Standard Bodies such as ISO, UN/CEFACT, IEC, ITU and UN/ECE

4 OASIS Members – 600+ Membership grew by 41% in 2001 Access360 Adobe Systems, Inc. AND Data Solutions B.V. Arbortext, Inc. Auto-trol Technology Corporation Aventail Corp. Baltimore Technologies B-Bop Associates BEA Systems Inc. Bentley Systems Boeing Commercial Airplanes Bowstreet Bridge Chrystal Software Cohesia Corporation Commerce One Critical Path DataChannel, Inc. Dataloom, Inc. Deutsche Post AG Documentum EADS Airbus SA empolis Enigma Incorporated Excelergy Corporation eXcelon Corporation Extensibility Extricity Software First Call Corporation Hewlett-Packard Company IBM Corporation Informix Software, Inc. Infoteria Inc. Innodata Corporation Interwoven, Inc. IPNet Solutions ITEDO Software GmbH Jamcracker Logistics Mgmt Institute Mediaplex Mercator Software Microsoft Corporation MSI Business Solutions Netegrity, Inc. Netfish Technologies Netscape/AOL NextPage, LC NII Enterprise Prom. Assoc. Nimble Technology NIST Novell ObjectSpace Oracle Pearson Education Planet 7 Technologies Popkin Software & Systems Reuters Limited Sabre SAP Sequoia Software Corporation Silverstream Software SoftQuad Software Inc. Software AG Sterling Commerce StreamServe, Inc. Sun Microsystems Synth-Bank The Tamalpais Group, Inc. Thomas Technology Solutions U. S. Defense Information Systems Agency Virtual Access Networks Visa International Wavo, Inc. webMethods, Inc. Whitehill Technologies, Inc. Xerox Corporation XML Global XMLSolutions Corporation Xyvision Enterprise Solutions Inc.

5 Background about CIQ TC “Officially” founded in late 2000 at XML 2000 Conference in Washington DC Work on CIQ standards started “informally” in early 2000 Technical Committee Members from Asia- Pacific, Europe, UK, and USA Over 600 members of OASIS have a say on the work of the committee Founding Chairman, Ram Kumar of MSI Business Systems Pty. Ltd, Australia

6 CIQ TC Goals/Objectives The CIQ standards will be open, vendor neutral, application independent and “global” The CIQ TC will not concentrate on building standards in the areas of Privacy, Security, Messaging, Transporting, Routing, etc. including domain specific applications of customer data as many other groups are working on this The CIQ TC will advocate and establish relationships with other groups working on similar activities to do joint work in an “open” process in order to avoid duplicity The CIQ TC will be open to public for feedback, criticisms, comments, and suggestions The CIQ will work in a truly “open” process environment to build the customer information standards

7 CIQ TC Goals/Objectives

8 CIQ TC Customer Information Standards Extensible Name and Address Language (xNAL) –Extensible Name Language (xNL) to define a customer’s name (person/company) –Extensible Address Language (xAL) to define a customer’s address(es) Extensible Customer Information Language (xCIL) for defining a customer’s unique information (tel, , account, url, identification cards, etc. in addition to name and address) Extensible Customer Relationships Language (xCRL) to define customer relationships namely, person to person, person to organisation and organisation to organisation relationships “x” in xNAL, xCIL, and xCRL means “extensibility” of the standards

9 Name and Address: What is the big deal about it? The most complex “customer” data, but the most important data for customer identification Can be represented in many ways, but still could mean the same Very volatile - names and addresses change often Often cluttered when recorded Varies from country to country as it is closely associated with the geography, culture, race, religion, language, etc –Addresses of 241+ Countries –Represented in 5,000+ languages –With about 130+ Address Formats –With about 36+ Personal Name formats

10 xNAL : Goals Application/Domain Independent Truly “Global” international standard Flexiblity in design to help any simple application (eg. Simple user registration) to complex application (eg. Address parsing and validation) to use xNAL to represent customer name and address data Follow and adopt XML industry standards (eg. XML 1.0, W3C Schema, W3C DTD, etc) and not vendor specific XML standards (eg. XDR Schema) Open and vendor neutral

11 xNAL: Application Independency The CIQ standards will not be specific to any application/domain, say, Postal services, Mailing, CRM, Address Validation, etc The CIQ Standards will provide the customer data in a standard format that can be used by any application to do further work with the data Any domain specific standard group, say, Postal services, can use CIQ standards and build their own standards on top of it that is specific to its postal business Any domain specific application can use CIQ standards and build applications around it that meets its business requirements

12 xNAL: “Global” Standard The objective is to provide the ability to handle the following: –Addresses of 241+ Countries –Represented in 5,000+ languages –With about 130+ Address Formats –With about 36+ Personal Name formats and at the same time, should be application independent, open and vendor neutral

13 xNAL: Design Approach/Methodology Designed by people with several years of experience in International Name and Address data management and its applications (Postal services, CRM, Parsing, matching, validation, DW, DM, Single Customer View, CIS, etc) Initially used the Name and Address XML Standard of MSI Business Systems and Global Address XML Standard of AND Solutions Collected and used valuable inputs from other name and address standard initiatives around the world Collected and used inputs from real world users, applications and experts (eg. Graham Rhind of Global Address Database) of name and address data Conducted a detailed analysis and modeling of international name and address data The development of xNAL took about 2 years and is still evolving

14 xNAL: How different is it from other similar efforts? Other efforts in defining name and address standards are application or domain specific (eg. Postal services, specific to a country’s names and addresses) xNAL is the world’s first truly global, open, vendor neutral and application/domain independent standard for name and address language xNAL can be used in any application/domain such as user registration, postal services, name and address parsing, name and address matching, name and address validation, etc. xNAL is well set to meet the current business challenges of conducting businesses globally (thanks to e-business) Supports Postal Service specific elements also (eg. ECCMA Code Tables) Other Efforts: GCA-ADIS, CEN WG331, ECCMA/UN-PROLST*

15 xNAL: Flexibility in Design 23 Archer Street Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia Option 1: 23 Archer Street Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia Example: Adhoc/Simple user registration, etc

16 Option 2: Australia NSW Chatswood Level 12, 67 Albert Avenue 2067 Example: Call Centre, user registration on web, etc

17 Option 3: Australia NSW Chatswood 23 Archer Street 2067 Example: Address Database Indexing and Searching, etc

18 Option 4: Australia NSW Chatswood 23 Archer Street 2067 Example: Address Parsing/Validation, Data Quality, etc

19 xNAL: Examples More international address examples using xNAL is available at Different types of international addresses are covered by xNAL: Airport, Business/commercial parks, Caravan parks, Community Developments, Dual (Primary and Secondary), Educational institutions, Entertainment/Recreation Parks, Hospitals, Large Mail Users, Marinas, Military, Ports, Retirement Villages, Resorts, Royal Highness, Rural(with land, air and water access), Sporting Venues, Territories, Tribal, Simple Urban, Complex Urban, Utility Urban, Ranged Urban, Villages, tracks address changes, etc

20 xNAL: Status xNAL V1.0 (includes xNL V1.0 and xAL V1.0) released in March 2001 Ratified as “OASIS Committee Spec.” in September 2001 Available as DTD and W3C Schema implementations Current Version: xNLV2.0, xALV2.0, xNALV2.0 Version 2.0 released in July 2002

21 xCIL Represents Other Customer Information – extends xNAL Customer : A Person or an Organisation ( Organisation: Company, not for profit, Consortiums, Groups, Government, Clubs, Institutions, etc ) Only concentrates on customer-centric information that helps to uniquely identify a customer (NOT data such as transactions) Does not concentrate on privacy issues, security, messaging, transportation, etc. Application independent, open and vendor neutral Flexibility for simple representation of data to detailed representation of the data depending upon the need

22 xCIL : Supported Customer-Centric Information - Name details- Occupation details - Address details- Qualification details - Customer Identifier- Passport details - Organisation details- Religion/Ethnicity details - Birth details- Telephone/Fax/Mobile/Pager details - Age details - /URL details - Gender- Account details - Marital Status- Identification card details - Physical Characteristics- Income/tax details - Language details- Vehicle Information details - Nationality details- Parent/Spouse/Child details - Visa details - Reference Check details - Habits- Qualification details - Occupation details

23 xCIL Standards – Status xCIL V1.0 released in June 2001 Ratified as “OASIS Committee Spec.” in July 2002 Available as DTD and W3C Schema implementations Current Version: xCILV2.0 using xNLV2.0 and xALV2.0 Version 2.0 released in July 2002

24 xCRL Extends xCIL and xNAL by defining relationships between two or more customers First XML Standard in industry for managing Customer Relationships Helps ease existing complex integration between CRM systems/software and with back- end systems Only concentrates on Customer to Customer Relationships Does not concentrate on privacy issues, messaging, transportation, security, etc. Application independent, open and vendor neutral Flexibility for simple representation of data to detailed representation of the data depending upon the need

25 xCRL – Types of Relationships Person to Person Relationships Household relationships, Contact/Account Management, Personal and Business relationships, Organisation structure, etc Person to Organisation/Group Relationships Business relationships (eg. “Doing Business As”, member of, employee-employer, business contacts, etc) Organisation/Group to Organisation/Group Relationships Parent-Subsidiary relationships, Head office-Branch relationships, Partnership relationships(eg. Alliance, Channel, Dealer, Supplier, etc), “member of” relationships, “Trading As”, “In Trade for” type relationships, etc

26 xCIL Standards – Status xCILV1.0 released in December 2001 Ratified as “OASIS Committee Spec.” in July 2002 Available as DTD and W3C Schema implementations Current Version: xCRLV1.1 using xNLV2.0, xALV2.0 and xCILV2.0 Version 1.1 released in July 2002

27 Evolution of CIQ Standards xNAL xCIL xNLxAL xCRL MSI’s Universal Name and Address Standard (UNA) + Name and Address Markup Language (NAML) AND Solution’s Global Address XML Standard MSI’s Customer Identity Markup Language (CIML) MSI’s Customer Relationships Markup Language (CRML)

28 CIQ Standards - Customers (Implemented/Implementers/Interested) Vendors (eg. Information Quality, XML, CRM) Consortiums XML Standards Groups (eg. UBL, Election Services, etc) Governments (eg. e-government) Publications Industry Solution Providers Telecommunications Industry

29 For further information about CIQ TC (specs., schemas, examples, publications, press releases, presentations, etc – All free downloads) About OASIS : CIQ TC Chair Contact:

30 OASIS – Customer Information Quality Technical Committee (CIQ TC) Thank You


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