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UDDI is an acronym for Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration A platform-independent, XML-based registry for businesses worldwide to list themselves on the Internet. UDDI is an open industry initiative (sponsored by OASIS) enabling businesses to discover each other and define how they interact over the Internet. A UDDI business registration consists of three components:

UDDI is a one of the core Web Services standards. It is designed to be interrogated by SOAP messages and to provide access to WSDL documents describing the protocol bindings and message formats required to interact with the web services listed in its directory.

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