Today the IBM Information management people published another articles in a series called The Information perspective of SOA design. This article is titled The value of applying the canonical modeling pattern in SOA. Here is the abstract from that paper:
Discover the approach and value of canonical modeling in SOA design. See how the canonical data models can be aligned in SOA with canonical message models. In this fourth article in the "Information Aspect of SOA Related Design" series, learn about the concept's underlying data and message modeling regardless of the technology and tool choices. A future article in this series describes how various IBM® software products can be used to implement the concepts described here.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact the authors of the articles in this seriesBrian Byrne, John Kling, David McCarty, Guenter Sauter, Harald Smith, and Peter Worcester.