Bureaucracies around the world, whether Civilian or Government, and if Government, the Military, all communicate with each other through messages. In WW2, there were the Code Talkers.
Messages are many different types, forms, and have massively different physical constraints. Code Talkers, XML, JSON, CSV, etc. Some are even just binary strings.
Regardless, all messages are really just transmit Information. Further, all messages are structured. There are no truly unstructured messages. That said, if you are able to observe say a half dozen different messages from different forms that contain the exact same information it might be impossible to know that they are the same.
And if some of those messages are US Navy, and others are U.S. Army and other are US Air Force, even if the information content is identical the forms, size and other constraints will likely make all the messages totally different one from another.
So, this presentation is an approach to divide this "problem" into two parts. The first is about THE Knowledge, and the second is about the messages. It is believed that all messages that are intended to contain the same information are able to be commonly understood via the Knowledge from which the message is derived.
It is hoped that if funding can be achieved for this effort, the result will be a strategy for 1) Developing the Knowledge (with an example from the Information Exchange Models from NATO for Command & Control), 2) Developing Messages derived from this Knowledge into different forms, and 3) showing how messages can be examined one to another in terms of their structure and contained "data" that, in the end, shows that the messages are the same. They would be the same because they are derived from the same Knowledge.
What will be posted is 480 minute version of this presentation. The posting will be done later this weekend.