An XML-based lookup service for locating Web services in an Internet Topology. UDDI provides a platform-independent way of describing and discovering Web services and Web service providers. The UDDI data structures provide a framework for the description of basic service information, and an extensible mechanism to specify detailed service access information using any standard description language.
NIST SP 800-95
(Web Services Glossary (developer.com 21 October 2002))