Title: A model driven XML transformation framework for Business Performance Management model creation

Authors: Shyh-Kwei Chen, Hui Lei, Michael Wahler, Henry Chang, Kumar Bhaskaran, Joachim H. Frank

Addresses: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA. ' IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA. ' IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Saeumerstrasse 4/Postfach, CH-8803 Rueschlikon, Switzerland. ' IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA. ' IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA. ' IBM Software Group, 294 Route 100, Somers, NY 10589, USA

Abstract: As XML formats have been widely adopted for representing business documents both within and across enterprises, XML to XML translation becomes a common and critical component for business process integration. Due to limitations of popular approaches such as XSLT for XML translations, we designed a model driven development framework for XML to XML translation with the additional benefits of code re-use and strong built-in model validation. We further applied this framework to the domain of Business Performance Management (BPM), converting documents from human-readable XML format to machine-readable XMI format. Experimental evaluation indicated that XML models can have more than 75% size reduction.

Keywords: XML; XML metadata interchange; model transformation; business performance management; BPM; electronic business; e-business; business integration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2006.010867

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2006 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.281 - 301

Published online: 08 Sep 2006 *

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