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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:59 am
Short for XML Metadata Interchange, an XML application that facilitates the standardized interchange of object models and metadata over the Internet among groups working in team development environments using tools and applications from multiple vendors. XMI also can be used to exchange information about data warehouses.

XMI is based on three industry standards-XML, UML, and MOF (an OMG modeling and metadata repository standard). The architecture enables tools to share metadata programmatically using XML or CORBA interfaces specified in the UML or MOF standards.