"Signs and symbols rule the world"
NATO structured #data exchange alphanumeric brevity codes correspond to NATO 2525A, B, C, D SYMBOL sets; e.g., 1 =a, 2 =b, 3 ... See: https://lnkd.in/d4iks2i … … // NATO phonetic alphabet translator See: https://lnkd.in/dyJtR_p 

Blockchain Interoperabilty: NATO's #interoperability system of systems interoperabiliity engineering framework i.e., sync delta's, structured          data exchange alpha numeric brevity codes, symbol sets... is the best starting point - in my opinion. #Coindesk: The Opportunity for Interoperable Chains of Chains https://lnkd.in/e6cuNbA 

The Next Web TNW: a common syntax library of various Message Text Formats MTF to enable universal signaling / telemetry          among a system of systems is ESSENTIAL. Decades of research at the taxpayer's expense into structured messaging / structured data exchange where the location, type of data identified by table number will help accelerate the process of organizing syntax into categories from disparate systems into data set reference repositories. Many semantic, syntax tags will be reusable.          

The rules, roles and logic developed by years of research involving of thousands of subject matter experts solving real world  issues is the value to be extracted from the 300+ message sets. NATO stays synchronized across many languages and cultures  so why reinvent the wheel?

MESSAGE CATALOG: The USMTF  message library has over 300 message use case templates to choose from to facilitate information exchange requirements. MTFs presenting data  in a logical, well specified and unambiguous layout. MTFs are transmission medium neutral. The content of the Message Catalogue has been developed by military operators over the last 20 years. Messages are regularly maintained to keep pace with the latest tactics and doctrine.

Up to 2008, the standard was called MIL-STD-6040  and dictated the use of slash delimited textual messages. Since 2008 the standard is called MIL-STD-6040B and USMTFs can either  be represented as slash delimited textual messages or as XML messages, with a clear mapping between the two. The updated rules  are delivered with the XML-MTF schemas. Mapping to commercial uses is an opportunity. Note that the Field Format Index Reference  Number and Field Use Designator Number example uses columnar indents that could be for example adapted to YAML - Yet Another Markup Language

Military brevity codes and stock exchange codes are similar. security  Identifier used in financial markets e.g.,: SYMBOL, CUSIP, ISIN, SEDOL, RIC Code, Security Identifiers

#Confucius: "signs and symbols rule the world not words or laws"