Integrating Ontology into SBVR

28 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2006  

Dane Sorensen

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management

Anthony Pastiak

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management

Amit Mitra

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Written: June 2006

Abstract

The Semantics for Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) was released in 2005 by the Object Modeling Group (OMG) as the industry standard for business semantics. However, the lack of an integrated ontology limits the reasoning ability of SBVR. The purpose of this paper is to outline the metamodel of ontology taught in the Accelerating Business Process Engineering and Systems Development with Reusable Business Knowledge course at the University of Arizona, and display how integration into the SBVR could improve future releases of the standard. As supplements to the course material, materials from three books by Amit Mitra and Amar Gupta were referenced. We will illustrate how the integration of the metamodel of ontology could enable the SBVR to reason and thus provide the requisite agility to create resilient business processes and agile automation. We will also attempt to reconcile terms and describe gaps between the models taught in the course mentioned above; as referenced to throughout this paper as AMAG models, and SBVR.

Suggested Citation

Sorensen, Dane and Pastiak, Anthony and Mitra, Amit and Gupta, Amar, Integrating Ontology into SBVR (June 2006). Eller College of Management Working Paper No. 1033-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=906579 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.906579

Dane Sorensen (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management ( email )

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Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
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Anthony Pastiak

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management ( email )

McClelland Hall
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
United States

Amit Mitra

University of Arizona - Eller College of Management ( email )

McClelland Hall
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
United States

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 32-256
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
617-253-0418 (Phone)

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