Towards a global business document reference ontology


In the field of business document standardization a multitude of different standardization efforts exist. Unfortunately, most of the developed standards are designed for a specific application domain or industry and do not consider cross-standard interoperability. This results in several incompatible standard definitions. Without the provision of a common semantical basis for business document definitions, cross-domain interoperability cannot be achieved. In this paper we provide a methodology for building a global reference ontology based on the Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS) and Web Ontology Language (OWL). Using our approach a common semantic business document basis is developed. New document definitions may be derived from this basis and existing document definitions may be aligned to it. Using our ‘derivation-by-restriction’ mechanism, instances derived from a common semantical basis are interoperable to each other. Thus, mapping mechanisms between different standard definitions may be implemented in an easier and semantically correct manner.

Talk: Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Berkeley; 09-14-2009 - 09-16-2009; in: “Proccedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing”, IEEE Computer Society, (2009), ISBN: 978-0-7695-3800-6; 355 - 360
Philipp Liegl
Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec.
Christian Huemer
Christian Huemer
Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec.