Authors: Jingzhi Guo, Chengzheng Sun
Addresses: School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia. ' School of Computing and Information Technology, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia
Abstract: Interoperation between business partners is extremely important. However, most product data produced in many firms are considered as ad hoc and are not qualified for interoperation. To solve this problem, this paper has proposed a concept-centric definition transformation approach, which transforms irregular local product definitions from different data sources to a set of canonical local product representations. These canonical representations are thus able to translate these common product representations to what the public can understand, thus, achieving business interoperation between different semantic communities.
Keywords: product interoperation; e-business; electronic business; personalisation; ad hoc product data; canonical product representation; context; integration; product standards; business interoperation; SMEs; semantic context models; product data integration.
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2005 Vol.3 No.2, pp.117 - 138
Published online: 30 Aug 2005 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article