Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

OASIS is a non-profit international member-based organization that focuses on the development, harmonization, and promotion of e-business standards. It produces standards for Web services in areas such as security, e-business, public sector management, and specific application markets.

OASIS started in 1993 as a consortium of vendors and users dedicated to supporting the adoption of SGML. Today, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing more than 600 organizations and individual members in approximately 100 countries.

OASIS plays a key role in the development of of standards and guidelines in the following areas related to language technologies:
OASIS also hosts two major information portals on XML and Web services standards:


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