Grahame Grieve (Kestral, HL7 Toolsmith) explains the role of the MIF (Model Interchange Format) in the HL7 version 3 standard.
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MIFs are intended to be used by tools only - it is a pre-publication, XML-based, format. MIFs are used to create documentation, to perform validation, to enable code generation. They have no formal role in the HL7 v3 Development Framework (HDF).
This video is intended for those that wish to know more about MIFs.