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Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Business Component Specification

Korthaus, Axel, Schwind, M and Seedorf, S (2007) Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Business Component Specification. Journal of Web Semantics, 5 (2). pp. 130-141. ISSN 1570-8268

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Although component-based development (CBD) is among the predominant software engineering paradigms today, numerous issues still remain preventing business component marketplaces from taking off. For example, it is state of the practice to apply different notations and modeling languages for the specification of different aspects of a business component. Besides the fact that there is a lack of standards for holistic approaches to multi-faceted business component specification, the individual specification techniques very often are not powerful enough to allow for the reliable and efficient discovery and retrieval of matching components or the automatic deduction of statements about the semantic and syntactic compatibility of components for application composition. In this article, we argue that CBD processes can greatly benefit from the use of Semantic Web technologies for business component specification. The Resource Description Framework (RDF), for example, can provide a means to integrate existing specification approaches and add new value by superimposing a common knowledge representation layer on all specification artifacts, thus enabling semantic queries and reasoning about the properties of business components.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22276. semantic Web-enabled software engineering, business component reuse, semantic components, component ontology
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0803 Computer Software
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 01:23
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 05:26
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Citations in Scopus: 8 - View on Scopus

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