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Contextualization Of Enterprise Architecture Business And Application Models Using OWL Visualizer For Complexity Analysis

Volume 4 - Issue 5, May 2020 Edition
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Author(s)
Joe Essien
Keywords
Application Model, Business Models, Enterprise Architecture, Ontology, OWL, Pension, Semantic Reasoners, Traceability.
Abstract
Ontologies are an essential resource for knowledge exemplification. The ontology of a complex system can be intricate due to role relations between several concepts, diverse attributes and incongruent instances. In this paper, the visual analytics clarification, based on different coordinated viewpoints for exploring diverse ontology facets and an innovative deployment of queries to streamline traceability of abstractions is used to moderate the complexity of ontology visual representation. Though many researches have delved into the transformation of Enterprise Architecture models to ontologies, visualization of ontology abstractions have not been exhaustively exemplified especially in the context of system development. One of the major reasons why this is important is the need to effectively align business processes with application framework within organizations, especially those with numerous disparate systems. A method for ensuring the synchronization of the models and ontologies has remained a gap and an open area for more research. The transformed ontologies have not also been rigorously explored in terms of validation and traceability. In this paper, an innovative approach for aligning the business layer and the application layer of ArchiMate is presented to ensure that application can align its functionalities consistently with enterprise goals and motivation. This paper deploys the pension scheme system as a case in context to model the collaboration of business and application layers of an enterprise architecture viewpoint and transforms the viewpoint to ontology that can be queried for better visual analytics perception. The outcome of this work includes an elaborate design phase of enterprise architecture artefacts, and an executable OWL prototype that realizes architecturally significant of the case in context.
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