User-friendly semantic annotation in business process modeling

Matthias Born, Florian Dörr, Ingo Weber

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Current problems in Business Process Management consist of terminology mismatches and unstructured and isolated knowledge representation in process models. Semantic Business Process Management aims at overcoming many of those weaknesses of Business Processes Management through the use of explicit semantic descriptions of process artifacts. However, this vision has a prerequisite: semantic annotations need to be added to the process models. In this paper, we present an approach that allows flexibly annotating semantics in a user-friendly way, by exposing ontological knowledge to the business user in appropriate forms and by employing matchmaking and filtering techniques to display options with high relevance only. By adding semantic information the precision of process models increases, ultimately supporting Web Service discovery and composition. As a proof-of-concept, the work has been implemented prototypically in a process modeling tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Information Systems Engineering - WISE 2007 Workshops - WISE 2007 International Workshops, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540770091
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2007 - Nancy, France
Duration: 3 Dec 20076 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4832 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2007


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