A Method and tool support for integrated business process modeling and ontology development

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2016
Coşkunçay, Ahmet
From knowledge management point of view, business process models and ontologies are two essential knowledge artifacts for organizations that consume similar information sources. In this sense, building and managing the relationships between ontologies and business process models provide benefits such as enhanced semantic quality of both artifacts and effort savings. A method and tool support could guide integrated business process modeling and ontology building, and therefore enhance their semantic quality and increase the benefits gained from both. In this study, PROMPTUM method for integrated process modeling and ontology development that integrates well-established practices of business process modeling and ontology development is presented. This study also introduces the PROMPTUM toolset, which enables PROMPTUM method to be effective by supporting to model relations between the ontologies and the labels within the process model collections. In establishing these relations, the PROMPTUM toolset enables definition and management of labels and terms within labels of the process models and the process model elements as resources of domain ontologies. Thus, a related resource is managed as a single resource representing the same real-world object in both artifacts in both creation and maintenance once PROMPTUM toolset and method are utilized.
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A. Coşkunçay, “A Method and tool support for integrated business process modeling and ontology development,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2016.