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Semantic B2B-integration Using an Ontological Message Metamodel

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Author(s)

Marko Vujasinovic, Nenad Ivezic, Edward J. Barkmeyer Jr., Zoran Marjanovic

Abstract

E-Business applications are often required to use different, incompatible, message sets to implement message interfaces for a business-to-business (B2B) communication. This makes communication with every new partner a new interoperability problem. In this article we present a semantic-mediation architecture that provides for interoperable B2B data exchange. The mediation process is based on an Ontological Metamodel of message schemas and messages, and uses existing reference business ontologies. An approach for message schemas semantic reconciliation and annotation is devised to support the mediation. We demonstrate the approach on a scenario that involves two incompatible message interfaces, one UN/EDIFACT-based and another OAGIS XML-based.
Citation
Concurrent Engineering-Research and Applications
Volume
18
Issue
3

Keywords

enterprise integration, semantic mediation, semantic reconciliation, semantic annotation, message model

Citation

Vujasinovic, M. , Ivezic, N. , Barkmeyer Jr., E. and Marjanovic, Z. (2010), Semantic B2B-integration Using an Ontological Message Metamodel, Concurrent Engineering-Research and Applications, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=906036 (Accessed June 20, 2024)

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Created August 31, 2010, Updated October 12, 2021