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An Approach for Building an OWL Ontology for Workflow Interoperability

Salah Hamri 1 Nacer Boudjlida 2 Mahmoud Boufaida 1 
2 ECOO - Environment for cooperation
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : A Workflow process is a support for business activities and it is necessary to take into account the knowledge context of these activities. Use of ontologies is one the ways to consider this kind of knowledge. In this paper, we present an approach to build an OWL ontology Workflow. We firstly define a common Workflow meta-model using Meta-Object-Facility (MOF). It gathers all the common concepts that are generic and shared by the most Workflow models and it defines their semantics. These concepts (activity, resource, etc.) are extracted from different formalisms used in the field of business process (or Workflow). Then, we translated it into an Ontology Definition Meta-model (ODM) based on MOF and use the main OWL concepts and subsequently, from ODM to OWL meta-model which is also a MOF-compliant and is based on the Web Ontology Language (OWL). Finally, we mainly focus on OWL DL (Description language) that provides the leading ontological tool Protégé OWL Plugin for the generation of our OWL ontology Workflow.
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Salah Hamri, Nacer Boudjlida, Mahmoud Boufaida. An Approach for Building an OWL Ontology for Workflow Interoperability. 3rd International Conference on Interoperability of Enterprise Software and Applications, Mar 2007, Madera, Portugal. pp.357-360, ⟨10.1007/978-1-84628-858-6_39⟩. ⟨inria-00596488⟩



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