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2008_03_06 - Thursday: Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - AsumanDogac and YalinYarimagan - "Semantic Support for Electronic Business Document Interoperability" - ConferenceCall_2008_03_06 T    (17XV)

Invited Speakers: Professor Dr. AsumanDogac and Mr. YalinYarimagan    (19LV)

Title: Semantic Tools to Improve Electronic Business Document Interoperability    (19LW)

Abstract:    (19LX)

No document standard is sufficient for all purposes because the requirements significantly differ amongst businesses, industries and geo-political regions. On the other hand, the ultimate aim of business document interoperability is to exchange business data among partners without any prior agreements related to the document syntax and semantics. Therefore, an important characteristic of a document standard is its ability to adapt to different contexts, its extensibility and customization.    (19LY)

UN/CEFACT Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS) is an important landmark in this direction. UN/CEFACT CCTS provides a methodology to identify a set of reusable building blocks, called Core Components to create electronic documents. This concept of defining context-free reusable building blocks, which are available from a single common repository, is an important innovation in business document interoperability.    (19LZ)

CCTS is gaining widespread adoption by both the horizontal and the vertical standard groups. Universal Business Language (UBL) was the first implementation of the CCTS methodology. Some earlier horizontal standards such as Global Standard One (GS1) XML and Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS), and some vertical industry standards such as CIDX and RosettaNet have also taken up CCTS.    (19M0)

However, a "Core Component Discovery and Reuse" approach to business document interoperability seems to have a problem of scalability and in this talk we address some possible practical semantic approaches to help with this problem. This work is sponsored by the European Commission through the ICT 213031 – iSURF Project.    (19M1)