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Interoperability is a characteristic of a product or system, whose interfaces are completely understood, to work with other products or systems, at present or in the future, in either implementation or access, without any restrictions.[1]

While the term was initially defined for information technology or systems engineering services to allow for information exchange,[2] a broader definition takes into account social, political, and organizational factors that impact system to system performance.[3] Hence interoperability involves the task of building coherent services for users when the individual components are technically different and managed by different organizations.[4]

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If two or more systems use a common data formats and [1]

While the term was initially defined for information technology or systems engineering services to allow for information exchange,[2] a broader definition takes into account social, political, and organizational factors that impact system to system performance.[3] Hence interoperability involves the task of building coherent services for users when the individual components are technically different and managed by different organizations.[4]