Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA)

A variety of metadirectories, systems , and/or techniques include or allow for executing a software module on an execution engine, emitting semantic data based on the execution process, and then analysing the process using semantic information. An example execution engine has an input that receives software modules, an output to emit semantic information and an output to output the information that is generated from the output. After execution, an exemplary software module can trigger processing of information in metadirectories and the release of semantic information about the processing. Metadirectories systems, methods and/or systems can store and/or emit semantic information in a self-definite language, an extensible language, or a markup language. Other exemplary metadirectories, systems and/or methods are also disclosed.

The majority of businesses store crucial information across various sources of data. Human resources departments may have information regarding employees stored in a source of data that is used for human resource. The information structure is used to organize information. Information on employees, suppliers, clients, and so on. Data sources for financial departments are used to keep information regarding clients, employees as well as other financial information. In this example, some common information could be present the same information structure or hierarchy in both sources. This is why synchronizing information is crucial.

The synchronizing process generally implements rules and/or specifications to adequately harmonize information in various data sources. Further, such a process might rely on an engine that is capable of running software, and an appropriate storage device to store the information, as appropriate. In general, a synchronizing process replicates information from a variety of data sources in a central storage, wherein the replicated information has some degree of integrity. To achieve this task, information from thevarious data sources are either pulled or pushed into the synchronizing process. In addition, information may be pulled out or moved out of such a central storage system to different data sources. It can be challenging to ensure integrity and efficiency in this kind of environment. Various exemplary methods, devices and/or systems discussed below can be used to meet this task.

A variety of metadirectories, methods and/or systems include or allow for executing the software module using an execution engine, emitting semantic information in response to the process of execution, and then analyzing the executing using the semantic information.An exemplary execution engine includes an input to receive software modules and an output to emit semantic information, and an output for outputting generated output information. When executed, an example software module may cause processing ofinformation within a metadirectory, and the release of semantic data pertaining to the processing. Different metadirectories, systems and/or methods create and/or store semantic data in a self-defining language, an extensible language and/or a markup language. Other examples of metadirectories, systems, and/or methods are also disclosed.

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