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Canonical Expression (Erl)
How can service contracts be consistently understood and interpreted?
Service contracts may express similar capabilities in different ways, leading to inconsistency and risking misinterpretation.
Service contracts are standardized using naming conventions.
Naming conventions are applied to service contracts as part of formal analysis and design processes.
The use of global naming conventions introduces enterprisewide standards that need to be consistently used and enforced.
Enterprise, Inventory, Service
The expression of service contracts is aligned across services.
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