The OAI develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. Its major contribution is the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, a set of guidelines that enable repositories to expose the metadata describing their content to service providers who harvest the metadata into large aggregations (see OAIster, below). Intended to expose the work deposited in repositories to the widest possible audience and ensure the interoperability of repositories.
Optical Aberration Index. shows us what percentage of the total WavePrint errors are High Order Aberrations (HOAs) that aren't just spherical and cylindrical and therefore may give a better indication of which patients would be good candidates for having today's Conventional LASIK (which treats only lower order aberrations).
Open Applications Interface. One or many openings in a telephone system; OAIs let you link a computer to the telephone system. The computer then controls calls to the phone system (answer, delay, switch, hold, etc.).
Oracle Applications Integrator. Runtime with Oracle iStudio development tool that provides a way for CRM applications to integrate with other ERP systems besides Oracle ERP. Specific APIs must be "message enabled." It uses standard extensibility hooks to generate or parse XML streams exchanged with other application systems. In development.