On Mapping Business Document Models to Core Components

C. Pichler,M. Strommer, P. Liegl:
"On Mapping Business Document Models to Core Components";
Vortrag: 43th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Koloa; 05.01.2010 - 08.01.2010; in:"Proceedings of the 43th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences", IEEE Computer Society, (2010), S. 1 - 10.

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Today, there exists a huge variety of business document models for electronic data exchange among business partners used in business-to-business, business-to-government, as well as government-to-government business transactions. Thus, it becomes inevitable to process differing document models in daily business, unless a commonly agreed standard is developed. However, even if a commonly agreed standard exists, a multitude of different document definitions will still be existent in the short-term. Incompatibilities between old document formats and the newly introduced document models are the consequence. To cope with various document models and formats we propose a heuristic approach that leverages interoperability by mapping common document models to the conceptual Core Components model introduced by UN/CEFACT. To successfully complete this mapping task we define a set of rules that may be applied to XML Schema based document models.