Publikation

Semantic EPC: Enhancing Process Modeling Using Ontology Languages

Oliver Thomas, Michael Fellmann

In: M. Hepp , Knut Hinkelmann , D. Karagiannis , R. Klein , N. Stojanovic (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Business Process and Product Lifecycle Management (SBPM 2007). Workshop on Semantic Business Process and Product Lifecycle Management (SBPM-2007) befindet sich 4th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2007) June 7 Innsbruck Austria RWTH Aachen Aachen 2007.

Abstrakt

In this article we describe a semantic extension of event-driven process chains, with which it is possible to specify the semantics of individual model elements as it is indicated by their label in natural language using concepts of a formal ontology. To do so, a multi-level approach was developed, which comprises an ontology level, a metadata level, as well as a model level. With the approach presented here, ambiguity that is introduced by the use of natural language in semi-formal models can be removed. Moreover, new possibilities of reasoning over business process models are introduced which improve the analysis, search and validation of business processes.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence