Automatically Annotating Business Process Models with Ontology Concepts at Design-Time

Riehle Dennis M, Jannaber Sven, Delfmann Patrick, Thomas Oliver, Becker Jörg


Abstract
In business process modelling, it is known that using a consistent labelling style and vocabulary improves process model quality. In this regard, several existing approaches aim at the linguistic support for labelling model elements. At the same time, domain-specific ontologies have been proposed and used to capture important process-related knowledge. However, these two areas are largely disconnected up to now. Although some research suggests annotating ontology concepts to process models, for instance, to interpret and reason about a process model, annotation has not yet gained traction in practice since it still has to be done in a highly manual effort. We thus provide an automated, language-independent methodology for using labelling assistance functionalities to identify and annotate relevant ontology concepts to process model elements using a four-step procedural model.

Keywords
process models, ontology, automatic annotation, analysis



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2017

Conference
International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2017)

Venue
Valencia, Spain

Book title
Advances in Conceptual Modeling - ER 2017 Workshops

Editor
de Cesare Sergio, Frank Ulrich

Pages range
177-186

Volume
10651

Title of series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

DOI

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