Towards a global business document reference ontology

P. Liegl, C. Huemer, M. Zapletal:
"Towards a global business document reference ontology";
Vortrag: Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Berkeley; 14.09.2009 - 16.09.2009; in:"Proccedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing", IEEE Computer Society, (2009), ISBN: 978-0-7695-3800-6; S. 355 - 360.

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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.