Title: Semantic information management and e-business: towards more transparent value chains

Authors: David G. Schwartz

Addresses: Graduate School of Business Administration, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Abstract: Semantic Information Management (SIM) shows increasing promise for helping enable interoperability between organisations. SIM is being approached on a number of levels, including the underlying ontology management tools, new development methodologies and application-level initiatives. This paper presents SIM from an e-business perspective and maps out a series of ontology-based initiatives to create industry-specific data languages. Using an e-business scenario as an example, this paper discusses the shortcomings of the industry-specific approaches and shows how a broader SIM architectural approach brings us closer to the goal of seamless interoperability.

Keywords: semantics; interoperability; architecture; integration; e-business; semantic information management; SIM; value chains; electronic business; ontology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBE.2008.019510

International Journal of Business Environment, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.168 - 187

Published online: 14 Jul 2008 *

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